cleared in the winter, poison in the Spring?

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Date Photo Taken: 05/06/2014
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Posted By: JBWATTAM

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we cleared this overgrown acre this past winter. Now the weeds are taking over. If this is poison ivy, I’ve been instructed to attack with white vinegar spray. What am I to do?

COMMENTS

  1. Witchazel Unregistered says:

    There are literally billions of weed seeds in the soil waiting (sometimes years) to sprout and grow. Clearing the land exposes the new seeds laying dormant to sun and light which explains why the weeds are growing back. Vinegar will work to control the weeds but make sure you use a vinegar with the strongest acetic level possible. 15-20% acetic level works better than 5%.

    May 8th, 2014 at 10:57 am
  2. Witchazel Unregistered says:

    Oh and btw, that’s not poison ivy. From the blurry photo’s it looks more like blackberry than anything else.

    May 8th, 2014 at 10:58 am
  3. Jackie Unregistered says:

    I bought vinegar at the store. Landscaper said I have to use it five days straight. Will do any and all to get rid of poison ivy. Glad that my observer thinks these two photos are not poison ivy. Strapping on the Ghostbusters tanks as we speak!

    May 8th, 2014 at 12:15 pm
  4. Jackie Unregistered says:

    BTW, are these going to be edible blackberries? Such a Rookie am I!

    May 8th, 2014 at 12:16 pm
  5. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    There are tons of wildflower seeds waiting in the seedbank…

    Turf people think everything is a weed… Makes me sick…

    Very few weeds come up when we clear… They tend to hitchhike in with those nursery containers…

    Those blackberry did not come up from seed… they were already there, clearing gave them the light they needed…

    Yes… they produce edible fruit…

    Please hold off on the poison… I don’t see any poison ivy in those pictures, nor any invasive exotics… may as well wait and see what blooms.

    May 8th, 2014 at 2:25 pm
  6. Witchazel Unregistered says:

    Regarding the vinegar and what it takes to be effective, I’m afraid I don’t really know. I am a roundup person myself and don’t use home remedies but vinegar is regarded as being pretty effective. Google it and you should find more accurate information than I can provide.
    IF those are blackberry’s then yes, they’ll be edible- next year. Blackberry’s flower on old growth and from flowers comes fruit so these would need to grow a couple of years before you’ll be able to fill a bowl!

    May 9th, 2014 at 10:22 am

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