Gardeners can also stop weeds from germinating using polenta.
Given that polenta will stop any type of seed from germinating it is important not to use this method on a newly established vegetable garden until such a time as all of the plants have established themselves.
Another kitchen cupboard item that can be used to eliminate weeds is salt.
The experts said: “Grab your regular table salt and apply a pinch to the base of any weeds you would like to see gone.
“No need to water it in, let the rain do that over time. Salt isn’t selective, it will kill everything it touches so avoid spilling it on your plants and/or grass areas.
“Remember that once it dilutes in the rain it may spread a little too. Lastly, proceed with caution if using salt on paved areas as repeated uses may cause some damage to your pavers.”