Organic, Child Friendly Pesticide

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While gardening with our Little One this week, I was struck by the absurdity of my teaching “spray the pesticide on just the weeds”.

Children using pesticides, sounds totally irresponsible for a parent to ordain. Right??

No sooner than the words left my mouth, I immediately sensed the need to verbalise an explaintation.

There is no need to stress, as the ‘pesticide’ was an organic, home made recipe – totally safe for little ones to give a helping hand.

One a side note, according to biology, a weed is just a plant that someone doesn’t want.  It is quite possible for one person’s weed to be another’s valued plant.

Also according to permaculture, a weed is just a plant we have yet to find a meaningful use for – our knowledge being the problem and not the weed.

This week I was killing my weeds organically and environmentally responsibly.  Tomorrow I might be actually growing weeds or at least allowing them to live, for a greater purpose.

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6 thoughts on “Organic, Child Friendly Pesticide

  1. My dad always said that, too – that a weed is just a plant in the wrong place. What was the magic potion you used? Do you mind sharing the recipe? I’ve had some luck pouring boiling water over weeds, especially those that pop up between cracks in the pavement. Not very toddler friendly, though.

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