[gardeners] pickling vinegar against poison ivy?

Wendy Arons (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Tue, 10 Jul 2001 11:47:13 -0500

A short while back someone suggested using pickling vinegar against 
poison ivy (instead of Roundup).  I have a small infestation of 
poison ivy & I'd like to experiment w/ this less "chemical" (you know 
what I mean) technique.  Can you be more specific?  First of all, 
what exactly IS pickling vinegar and how is it different from regular 
vinegar (and where do you get it?).  And then:  Do you spray it? Pour 
it on?  Dilute it at all?  Apply more than once?  How often?  Best to 
do in the morning or evening?  Does it matter?

Thanks for whatever advice you can pass along,