Poison ivy in the vegetable garden - Knowledgebase Question

stormville, Ne
Question by debbieacroak
February 23, 2010
Last summer poison ivy sprouted up among the vegetable plants. How do I get rid of it?

Answer from NGA
February 23, 2010


There's no simple answer to your poison ivy problem. Anything registered for use against it is not safe to use in a vegetable garden. Digging it out, roots and all is a good approach. Or, covering over the area with weed block fabric and then cutting slits or holes in the weed block to plant your veggies might work. If it were my garden I'd rototill it up and rake out all the poison ivy and roots, then level and plant the garden. The last approach might be to move your garden to a poison ivy-free area. Wish I had more suggestions, but it's a difficult situation!

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