Poison Ivy Cure is Important as Poison Ivy is One of the Worst Plant Problems for any Vegetable Garden
Poison ivy cure is very critical. If you have this disease growing in your backyard vegetable garden then you’re in for a bumpy ride (especially if you have a kids area in the vegetable garden).
You wouldn’t want your children near the ivy leaves or ivy vines.
So How Did The Poison Plant Get There in The First Place? They were Not Part of the Vegetable Garden Plans.
Well…there are mainly two ways. Firstly there could have been poor vegetable garden soil preparation.
By that I mean…ivy could have been growing at the vegetable garden site. And so…the ivy vines may have simply been cut off and removed. But the roots of the plant may have been left behind in the soil.
If the root is still in the soil then it’s only a matter of time before the ivy plant returns. Secondly…the seeds from the ivy flowers may have been deposited in your vegetable garden. These seeds could have been transported by wind or brought in by animals.
However… Once the ivy seeds germinate and grow…poison ivy is going to be a plant problem for your garden.
Poison Ivy Cure for Your Vegetable Garden
When it comes to poison ivy cure, I would prefer to call in a professional. That‘s because…ivy poison is not something to take lightly. The rash that occurs when the poison gets onto your skin is terrible.
But if you decide to do it yourself then make sure you suit up. By that I mean…ensure that your entire body is covered. You can put on…
- Long-sleeved shirts
- Long denim pants
- and boots
Dos and Don'ts
Remember you don’t ever want any part of the ivy plant to come into contact with your skin. Then… You can cut down the plant or pull down the ivy vines. The plant can then be placed in a sealed plastic bag for disposal.
Don’t try to compost the ivy leaves or vines or use them for green manure. Obviously if you do this the poison ivy is going to invade your backyard vegetable garden again.
Next you must get rid of the roots. This is done by digging or pulling the roots out of the ground. These roots also contain poison and should be disposed of in a sealed plastic bag as well.
But here’s another way of destroying the roots without digging… You can cut down the ivy plant to the roots. Then cover the roots with a mulch made of either…
Mulches blocks sunlight which is necessary for plants to grow. Ivy is no exception. Block the sunlight and you’ll eventually kill the ivy roots.
Here’s an important tip for Poison Ivy Cure
Don’t dispose of the plant by burning it. If you burn the plant the poison becomes airborne in the smoke. And if this smoke gets into contacts with your eyes or worst if it is inhaled then you’ve got serious problems.
You’ve seen the allergic reaction ivy poison has on the skin. Now imagine that same kind of reaction on your…
Just the thought of that makes my chest hurt. Ivy smoke is dangerous to your health and that of your children. Additionally…
You should thoroughly wash all the equipment and protective garments with soap. If this isn’t done, then the poison remains there ready to affect whoever comes into contact with it.
To Use Chemicals or Not
Now understand that once you use chemicals in an organic garden the garden is no longer organic. And…
The chemicals that can be used to kill the ivy can contaminate the vegetables. In other words…if you spray chemicals close to the time of harvest, then you may be reaping and consuming those chemicals.
The chemicals that are sprayed will most definitely kill the ivy plant…but also your crops. Beneficial insects and worms can also be killed. So if you do decide to use chemicals then be careful.
Spraying the chemicals when it’s windy or rainy can cause the poison to settle in places you never intended. In other words…the herbicide can be transported by the wind and rain.
And I’m sure this isn’t what you’ll want (especially if you have kids out and about).
So when you have poison ivy, as one of your plant problems then you can explore your options. You can either…
- Physically cut them down and destroy the roots
- Use chemicals (which can endanger the environment)
- Call in a professional (which I believe is one of the safest ways of dealing with poison ivy
But whichever method you choose remember safety comes first in poison ivy cure.
Protect yourself and family from the toxic ivy poison. Wear protective garments from head to toe. And also remember to avoid burning the ivy plant.
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