Fir/Hosta Garden....Poison Ivy Action!
Wednesday, 20 Jun 12 Sunny 35°C / 95°F
I don’t often do it but I got a ‘second wind’ today. The temperature was so nice compared to the day’s heat. And, the mosquitos were not even bad; no bug baffler. I watered basil seed bed, the re-sowed parsley and a few other plants.
Watered and fertilized
Then, I noticed the poison ivy growing right next to my Fir/Hosta South Garden. I knew the stuff was in that general area but maybe I was in denial. I want to use bad chemicals on it but I just can’t do it. My vegetable garden is less that 30 feet away. I grabbed my black/green tarp, laid it out, weighted it down with tires. Ugly, indeed! It is a dark ‘corner’ of the garden but I’m disappointed in having to do this. I know the tarp will wipe out the poison ivy; I’ll leave it down for two growing seasons and try to swallow my pride. I might find pleasant rocks to weight down the tarp but that would be a waste of rocks. I think we might cut back a bit of the woods right there, cut the sapling trees right down to the ground and tarp the whole area, once and for all. But, that might shed sun on my hosta garden there. It’s turning into a constant battle and I feel I’m loosing. Stop thinking about it, stop thinking about it…..take a deep breath.
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