Re: [gardeners] pickling vinegar against poison ivy?

George Shirley (
Tue, 10 Jul 2001 12:58:51 -0500

Pickling vinegar is plain old 5% acetic acid white vinegar from the supermarket. 


Wendy Arons wrote:
> 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,
> Wendy