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    Today's gardening news:

    Yellow jackets make nests underground, with burrows to the surface, and they get really upset if you run a lawnmower over the burrow entrance.

    No, I didn't know the hive was there. I learned about it the painful way. Now I seek revenge.

    I know how to deal with such nests. I've done it before. It doesn't involve gasoline, parking a running lawnmower over it, flooding it, or any other "hold my beer" style attacks. Keep it simple and safe.

    Go to the hardware/garden store and buy a container of powdered insecticide.

    A few hours after sunset, well after the yellowjackets have gone to bed, go out and pour powdered insecticide into the burrow entrance. Fill it completely, and then some.

    And you're done. The yellowjackets will try to burrow back out through the insecticide, and that will kill them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Collateral Damage View Post
    No matter if I've touched the stuff or not, if I've been close to it I wash my arms & neck with Dawn dish detergent and cool water, followed with a wipe down of antiseptic lotion. The spouse uses bleach.

    Among all my other trials and tribulations, I am contact sensitive, bizarrely enough, to bean plants (but can eat beans), squash and zucchini plants (but can eat both) and tomato plants (I have to avoid higher acid tomatoes). Major skin rash on the arms and hands from contact. In recent years my reaction to poison ivy has intensified.
    Squash plants cause a very minor issue for me and if I feel it on a given day, i wash the area with rubbing alcohol. Until now I thought maybe it was caused by something else. LOL

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    Poison Ivy you say?

    This would be my go(at) to all natural solution...

    https://www.goatstogo.farm/in-the-ne...0poison%20ivy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Collateral Damage View Post
    With all due respect you do NOT burn poison ivy. The smoke gets into someone's lungs who is even the slightest bit allergic.... I don't even want to think about it.
    Been there done that (mid 1970's)...not recommended!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jigglepete View Post
    Poison Ivy you say?

    This would be my go(at) to all natural solution...

    https://www.goatstogo.farm/in-the-ne...to poison ivy.
    LOL, a local group thought they had the fix for some serious kudzu growth.... goats. The goats pretty much demolished the kudzu.... until they started pooping seeds and parts of the vines.....
    "I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations." -- James Madison

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    Quote Originally Posted by Collateral Damage View Post
    LOL, a local group thought they had the fix for some serious kudzu growth.... goats. The goats pretty much demolished the kudzu.... until they started pooping seeds and parts of the vines.....
    Oh my!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Collateral Damage View Post
    LOL, a local group thought they had the fix for some serious kudzu growth.... goats. The goats pretty much demolished the kudzu.... until they started pooping seeds and parts of the vines.....
    That $#@! is hard to kill!

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    It was dry and sunny today, so I got out in my garden and tilled up about 1/4th of the area. I’m tilling in some of the wood ash I clean out of my fireplaces. Plus I tilled in a bunch of compost I’ve had ready for the last year. Hopefully by mid April I’ll have everything ready to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    It was dry and sunny today, so I got out in my garden and tilled up about 1/4th of the area. I’m tilling in some of the wood ash I clean out of my fireplaces. Plus I tilled in a bunch of compost I’ve had ready for the last year. Hopefully by mid April I’ll have everything ready to go.
    Sounds like a plan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    It was dry and sunny today, so I got out in my garden and tilled up about 1/4th of the area. I’m tilling in some of the wood ash I clean out of my fireplaces. Plus I tilled in a bunch of compost I’ve had ready for the last year. Hopefully by mid April I’ll have everything ready to go.
    Thanks for the reminder. I only have a couple weeks to get spinach and some lettuces in the ground plus I can start the herbs. Every year I am a little too late on the spinach and the heat comes so fast that it shoots right up and flowers.
    Let's go Brandon !!!

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