Wow! Agent Orange, eat your heart out. This citrus oil-based herbicide defoliated this weed without dioxin.
Just because itís organic doesn't make it less lethal. Ask anyone whoís eaten a nightshade plant (Atropa belladonna). Oh, wait, you canít; they have been put to good use as organic fertilizer for daisies. The same holds true for weeds if you find whatís toxic/lethal (even clean water can be lethal if you use enough of it). Anyway, using organic herbicides can be better for the environment, especially if they break down easily after application but not too fast (DIE WEEDS, DIE). I found one called Natureís Avenger Organic that uses natural citrus oil to strip a plant of its cuticle (waxy coating) and forces it into a state of dehydration. Hey, killing by lack of water; I have come full circle. In any case, it will kill just about any weed, including nightshade. And, as an added bonus, it smells citrus-y.