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    how can I kill poison ivy without expensive chemicals

    any hints from the peanut gallery

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    Four options:

    Salt : only use this if you don't want anything to ever grow where the poison ivy is.

    Boiling Water: Apllied daily to the plant and its roots. This takes awhile and you need to use tongs or gloves to remove the dead plants.

    Homemade herbicide: 1 cup salt, 8 drops of liquid detergent, one gallon of vinegar. Combine the salt and vinegar in a pan and heat to dissolve the salt. Cool the vinegar, add the detergent, and pour some of the liquid into a large spray bottle. Spray the vegetation. (You can also just pour the mixture onto the weeds.) Refill the spray bottle as necessary. Note that this formula will kill all the vegetation, so make sure that you are only spraying the plants you want to kill.

    Goats: Spanish and Angora goats love this stuff.
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    i knew about the boiling water the other one will work great

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    Thanks for the great ideas...I sacrificed my arms this summer to clear out a bunch by where my girls play. It's super evil & comming back! How do you apply the salt? Do you melt it in water first? Does plain salt remedy work better than the vinegar/salt/etc. solution?

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    Only use the salt in areas where you don't want ANYTHING to grow. Rock salt would probably be the cheapest solution in that case. You can get large bags and just spread it directly on the area where the poison ivy is then water lightly, just enough to get it to start dissolving.

    The other recipe is good for small area's where you are just trying to get rid of a few plants.
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