The future of natural weed killers

Cathy Thompson on working without Roundup, plus a recipe for courgette gluts

I do not use many chemicals in the garden: my working life has taught me that mostly they are just products with the potential to alarm the home gardener into believing they are essential, thus lining the pockets of big business.

However, the weed killer glyphosate (the active ingredient of Roundup) is one that I am going to find hard to let go of. When the WHO declared it potentially carcinogenic in 2015, they added it to the category that also includes red meat. Interesting – and the ban on red meat will come into effect when? But developments in the USA and Europe mean that, like it or not, glyphosate is going ...

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