I know it’s really spring because I have my first case of poison ivy. It’s hard for me to believe, though. The weed I pulled up was so darn tiny I wasn’t sure it was really PI. But it was.
I’ve come up with a new method of weeding as a result. I’m putting my hands in plastic bags, pulling up the PI, then throwing it away, bags and all. I’ll let you know how it works.
The Bad News – According to the Wall Street Journal, research indicates that poison ivy has gotten MUCH nastier since the 1950’s. Leaf size and nasty oil content are way up.
The Good News – Poison ivy absorbs more than its share of CO2, so it’s helping combat climate change. Amazingly, there IS something to love about this plant.