During this week's How's It Growing show, I mentioned an organic weed spray that I had used on thistles. For those of you who requested this recipe here it is again.

The recipe is from my sister, Lynn, who lives in Maine.The picture tells the story. It was taken the day after I had sprayed. I was curious as to how well it would work, because it had rained three hours after I had sprayed. As you can see, it worked very well. Please use with caution, as it is not selective; it will kill whatever you spray it on.


  • 1 gallon white vinegar
  • 2 cups Epsom salts
  • 1/4 cup Dawn detergent (original blue)


Mix well and spray directly onto the plant you want gone, being very careful not to spray on those you want to live.

I hope that your results are as good as mine!