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plantsANDpets
Apr 18, 2011 11:13 AM CST
Name: New username - crittergarden
Unexpectedly Green Pittsburgh
username changed to crittergarden
Poison Ivy tends to survuve lots of things that kill other weeds.
Is there anything organic that you have SEEN kill poison Ivy?
Decisions, decisions.
I tried a couple of usernames and have finally settled on:

crittergarden.

That's it, no more changes. I'm done. I will be crittergarden here, on Cubits, and when I renew my Dave's Garden subscription on Noveber 4, I'll be crittergarden over there, too. DONE!
Imagestormyla
Apr 18, 2011 11:28 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Critter, this is going to be a really tough search. I really don't know of anything that will kill it completely, not even round up tough brush killer, not if the vines are old and well established. it will just keep coming back year after year. Grumbling
plantsANDpets
Apr 18, 2011 11:34 AM CST
Name: New username - crittergarden
Unexpectedly Green Pittsburgh
username changed to crittergarden
I have a neighbor with a new young dog and a yard full of poison ivy about to emerge....

I'm not above RoundUp, but it is a "last resort" option. I'm really hoping someone can provide an organic recipe.....

Thanks for comin over!
Decisions, decisions.
I tried a couple of usernames and have finally settled on:

crittergarden.

That's it, no more changes. I'm done. I will be crittergarden here, on Cubits, and when I renew my Dave's Garden subscription on Noveber 4, I'll be crittergarden over there, too. DONE!
Imagestormyla
Apr 18, 2011 11:43 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
I'm afraid the best that you can do is to caution the dog's owner to keep him out of your yard. I wear socks and long pants in the garden all summer because of it. The birds keep planting more of it in other beds too. I wash my arms and legs and gardening clothes in Fels Naptha. That's the only thing that I know of that will actually disolve the urush oil and not smear and spread it. It is even spread via air, so I wash my face constantly while gardening. I even have to wash my sunglasses too. Thumbs down
plantsANDpets
Apr 18, 2011 11:57 AM CST
Name: New username - crittergarden
Unexpectedly Green Pittsburgh
username changed to crittergarden
OH - it's HIS yard that has the ivy. He didn't realize it - doesn't go out back. I told him when he brought the doggie home. I want to help him!
Decisions, decisions.
I tried a couple of usernames and have finally settled on:

crittergarden.

That's it, no more changes. I'm done. I will be crittergarden here, on Cubits, and when I renew my Dave's Garden subscription on Noveber 4, I'll be crittergarden over there, too. DONE!
Imagegardengus
Apr 19, 2011 7:17 AM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5a
Truth is worth finding
Hilarious! Ok I just had to laugh at the title
As far as I know there is no organic way to kill poison ivy, If you find one let me know.
You can dig it out and pull it and some day maybe it will give up before you do but don't count on it ,
(Been there tried that)
Imagestormyla
Apr 19, 2011 7:46 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Hilarious! Cinda I was trying to be kind in not laughing. Hilarious! That stuff would survive a nuclear holocaust. Thumbs down
plantsANDpets
Apr 20, 2011 11:58 AM CST
Name: New username - crittergarden
Unexpectedly Green Pittsburgh
username changed to crittergarden
Yeah, I know I'm up against a tough spot.

But geez y'all, there's a little baby puppy at risk! I have to try. AND I've just learned that the garden at the animal rescue house that also feeds ferals (trap, fix, release) is infested with poison ivy. So now I'm even more determined. The puppy can be kept out of her yard for a few days. Not so the loose kitties!

I killed some poison ivy last year by buying concentrated RoundUp and mixing it much stronger than recommended. It worked, but there were no pets at hand there.
Decisions, decisions.
I tried a couple of usernames and have finally settled on:

crittergarden.

That's it, no more changes. I'm done. I will be crittergarden here, on Cubits, and when I renew my Dave's Garden subscription on Noveber 4, I'll be crittergarden over there, too. DONE!
Imagestormyla
Apr 20, 2011 12:03 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Critter, You'll have to wait till midsummer to see if it comes back or pops up just a bit away from the kill site. It is a persistant devil.

Some of the vet's websites may have some help. Have you tried there? I noticed the kitties sneezing an aweful lot last night, but there is none visible here.
ImageAguane
Apr 20, 2011 12:17 PM CST
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ
I've used distilled vinegar poured directly on Bermuda grass in full sunlight. Grass died. See use #2 in this link.

http://veg4planet.blogspot.com/2011/02/5-smart-ways-to-use-v...
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." --Albert Einstein
~ All Things Plants, SOUTHWEST GARDENING ~Cubits.org ENERGY & POWER
Imagestormyla
Apr 20, 2011 12:48 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
That bears trying, Susie. Thanks! In my case, a former owner let a vine grow for 40 years. It was over 60' tall wound all through a Norway Spruce.
I hacked it down , but have been dealing with the sprouts ever since. Grumbling
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plantsANDpets
Apr 20, 2011 1:01 PM CST
Name: New username - crittergarden
Unexpectedly Green Pittsburgh
username changed to crittergarden
OMG - I'm glad I've never seen it that bad!

Thanks for the link and the veterenary suggestion!
Decisions, decisions.
I tried a couple of usernames and have finally settled on:

crittergarden.

That's it, no more changes. I'm done. I will be crittergarden here, on Cubits, and when I renew my Dave's Garden subscription on Noveber 4, I'll be crittergarden over there, too. DONE!
plantsANDpets
Apr 22, 2011 10:30 AM CST
Name: New username - crittergarden
Unexpectedly Green Pittsburgh
username changed to crittergarden
A presumably critter safe weed killer from a Jerry Baker book:

2 tablespoons of vinegar, 2 tablespoons of baby shampoo, 2 tablespoons of gin per quart of warm water
Decisions, decisions.
I tried a couple of usernames and have finally settled on:

crittergarden.

That's it, no more changes. I'm done. I will be crittergarden here, on Cubits, and when I renew my Dave's Garden subscription on Noveber 4, I'll be crittergarden over there, too. DONE!
Imagestormyla
Apr 22, 2011 2:54 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
I guess the Gin is watered down enough to not hurt a creature.

There were several of us on DG for a couple of years trying to kill Chinese Ground Cherry plants. We all tried all sorts of recipes and chemicals. We scalded them with boiling water, we poured salt right on the cut stems, we injected them with bleach via hypodermic needles.

The darned plants laughed, chewed and spit us out!! There is some vegetation that is stronger than mankind and poison ivy falls into that category. It's up there with Kudzu and Pachysandra.
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Imagegardengus
Apr 25, 2011 6:47 AM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5a
Truth is worth finding
I too have discovered when you cut a poison ivy vine down from a tree it shoots up plants all over the ground.
Must have a massive root system.
Imagestormyla
Apr 25, 2011 6:54 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Yes, it does, I dug and followed it for about 30 feet. The root kept getting bigger and bigger the farther that I got from the tree. I gave up at that point.

Last summer I found it popping up in 3 or 4 other spots far away from there. That I am attributing to the birds. Thumbs down
plantsANDpets
Apr 25, 2011 9:05 AM CST
Name: New username - crittergarden
Unexpectedly Green Pittsburgh
username changed to crittergarden
I'm not looking forward to this............
Decisions, decisions.
I tried a couple of usernames and have finally settled on:

crittergarden.

That's it, no more changes. I'm done. I will be crittergarden here, on Cubits, and when I renew my Dave's Garden subscription on Noveber 4, I'll be crittergarden over there, too. DONE!
ImageAguane
Apr 25, 2011 9:58 AM CST
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ
I think I'd consider moving and not leaving a forwarding address Whistling
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." --Albert Einstein
~ All Things Plants, SOUTHWEST GARDENING ~Cubits.org ENERGY & POWER
plantsANDpets
Apr 25, 2011 10:07 AM CST
Name: New username - crittergarden
Unexpectedly Green Pittsburgh
username changed to crittergarden
Yeah but it's not my yard.
I'm trying to help my neighbor who brought home a puppy, not realizing he has all that ivy in his back yard.
Decisions, decisions.
I tried a couple of usernames and have finally settled on:

crittergarden.

That's it, no more changes. I'm done. I will be crittergarden here, on Cubits, and when I renew my Dave's Garden subscription on Noveber 4, I'll be crittergarden over there, too. DONE!
ImageAguane
Apr 25, 2011 10:10 AM CST
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ
Oh my. That's right Sad
Does the neighbor have the will and the energy to start digging it out?
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." --Albert Einstein
~ All Things Plants, SOUTHWEST GARDENING ~Cubits.org ENERGY & POWER

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