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#theWiRE S2 | E22 - Organic Vinegar Weed Killer vs. Roundup vs. Propane Torch 

Doug:  And we're back, episode 22. Jill, it's the weed episode!
Jill:  [laughs]
Doug:  22, here we go. First of all, not that kind of weed.
Jill:  What kind of one?
Doug:  You're giggling already. First of all, we just learned from a guy that was out here cleaning up, doing some great work around our property, that there's an eco?friendly way of killing weeds. It's apparently better than Roundup. We don't know, but we're going to try it.
Today, we're going to look at three different methods. One's going to be fire, that's just plain and simple.
Jill:  Manly method.
Doug:  It is the Manly method. Jules Falcon, you should be here with a couple flamethrowers. We're going to do fire. We're going to do the eco?friendly, which is the vinegar, salt, and soap solution.
Jill:  That's pet and child friendly, right?
Doug:  It is pet and everything friendly. You put it in your hair, you put it everywhere, it's good. On armpits, it's good for you. Anyway, the last one's going to be Roundup. We're going to make this one the eco?friendly, we're going to make this one the Roundup, and that one the fire.
First thing's first, we're going to start off with the homebrew. We're going to see, we've got a little distilled vinegar. We've got one gallon of it. The ratio is one gallon of this vinegar. We've got a little Palmolive, antibacterial. We've got one tablespoon of this, and then we've got a cup of salt. All right, here we go.
Doug:  Let's give that a shot. All right, there's the homebrew. All right, lane two, we've got our Roundup.
Doug:  That's Roundup.
Doug:  All right, well there you have it. Not only are you going to get a lot more out of that, but we're going to let the other camera roll for a little while, and we're going to see what happens here.
Doug:  And we're back, ready for the big reveal. It's been 24 hours, and here we go. The winner is... and we've got two winners. The little guys have won. Fire and the home brew. Monsanto's Roundup actually did the worst of the three.
On the fire side, once you hit that with 3,620 degrees Fahrenheit out of a propane torch, there's not a whole lot that's going to be left standing, so that pretty much wiped that out right away. Arguably, the worst of the three sections was the first section. We used that for the home brew because we really wanted to see how well this stuff worked.
I've got to be honest with you. Replay that time lapse, it did an incredibly good job. It was really fast, took that thistle down, took everything down. On the Roundup side, I'm not impressed. There's still a lot of green left. The petunia here has still got some green on it. I'm just unimpressed.
Score two for the little guys here. If you're not comfortable using the torch method, go with that organic home brew. That's one gallon of vinegar, one or two cups of salt, and a tablespoon of dish soap. It's a fantastic organic weed killer, safe for the pets, safe for the family, safe for everybody.
That is it. That's our weed killer shootout for 2016. Until next time, I'm Doug, and Jill's out of town, so we'll see you in the next episode. Take care.