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Old 02-11-2018, 03:19 PM
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So I tried using baking soda to kill some crabgrass and other weeds. It works amazing. Having said that I need more, a lot more. Looking at like 100 pounds or so. Anyone know where to get that in bulk?
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Try a local swimming pool company. They can get sodium bicarb in 50 lb bags.
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https://www.harborfreight.com/50-lbs...dia-65929.html
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Originally Posted by StPeteRebel View Post
So I tried using baking soda to kill some crabgrass and other weeds. It works amazing. Having said that I need more, a lot more. Looking at like 100 pounds or so. Anyone know where to get that in bulk?
Sams. We buy it there for our swimpool.
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The crazy thing about baking soda is that the cheapest place I've found to buy it is the grocery store. You can usually get it for under $1 a pound. If you buy it from a pool supplier, a 50 lb container will probably cost you about $1.25 per pound. The 50lb bag from Harbor Freight is a pretty good deal ($.80 per lb), but Target has it in 16 oz boxes for $.69 per lb. I'm not sure I understand why it costs more to buy it in a 50 lb container than when it's packaged in a 1 lb box, but that's what I've consistently found. I use it in my pool.
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I have used large amounts of soda for commercial smoke and mold remediation jobs when we blast it. Your local sunbelt rentals or Airgas will have a connection and can buy it by the pallet load
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Harbor Freight or any tool store that sells sandblasting equip. Soda Blasting uses baking soda. You should be able to get it in 50lb bags.
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https://www.eastwood.com/soda-blast-...m-50-bags.html

$37/50lbs.

If you were closer I have 150lbs of this stuff I have t used in a while.
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cool cool, now we just need to source 100 gallons of vinegar
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Approx $30 for 50 lbs from local pool company.
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How are you using it on the weeds? Since the chemical name is sodium bicarbonate, are there any long term effects on the soil. I would think the salt part of it wouldn't be too good for future plants but I'm no botanist so...
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Harbor Freight with 20 % off coupon is hard to beat.
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I too am curious about weed control.
I only use a couple of pounds a year in the pool.
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What is it about Baking Soda that kills the grass? Is it the pH of it? If so then wouldn't agricultural lime also then work and maybe be more cost effective? Im just asking.. because they both raise pH as they are both basic. Im not familiar with the actual effective agent of what is killing the crab grass though. But I do know that lime on pasture grass encourages the good grasses and discourages the bad ones as the bad ones tend to like acidic soil and the good ones like "sweet" soil more neutral to slightly basic. Just a thought.
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Originally Posted by OReely View Post
How are you using it on the weeds? Since the chemical name is sodium bicarbonate, are there any long term effects on the soil. I would think the salt part of it wouldn't be too good for future plants but I'm no botanist so...
Table Salt is Sodium Chloride. Sodium bicarbonate is a salt as well, in the chemistry sense of an ionic compound, but they are different things. Sodium itself is an element, not salt.
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That's a lot of crack......you don't live on the florida coast line do you.....0.o haha
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Originally Posted by N2theblue View Post
Table Salt is Sodium Chloride. Sodium bicarbonate is a salt as well, in the chemistry sense of an ionic compound, but they are different things. Sodium itself is an element, not salt.
If you will look it up you'll see that baking soda does increase the salt content in your soil. If your plants are not salt tolerant it can be an issue. Most recommendations for using baking soda to kill weeds are for spot use not broadcasting it over your entire lawn.
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Originally Posted by mikefloyd View Post
If you will look it up you'll see that baking soda does increase the salt content in your soil. If your plants are not salt tolerant it can be an issue. Most recommendations for using baking soda to kill weeds are for spot use not broadcasting it over your entire lawn.
I was just clarifying the nomenclature because I'm a pedant.
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Originally Posted by barrell View Post
Sams. We buy it there for our swimpool.
They sell it in 13.5lb bags X 7-8 gets you where you want to be ...

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