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We have a HUGE problem in my neighborhood with poison ivy - as long as I remember. And this year it's worst as ever because of the mild winter. I have been spraying and trying to create a poison ivy free backyard for my family. I just found a small poison ivy plant in with my carrots in my vegetable garden. I pulled it out and it looked like it was a free standing plant (never mind we had tilled the garden in the spring and never found roots). So I blame it on the birds. But I am wondering – what sort of area around where the poison ivy was found is “contaminated”? The carrots are very young and I pulled out everything within 3 inches of the ivy (so carrots that were touching the ivy and then some).
Just wondering if I need to pull out more. and also just wondering if folks think that the oil is in the soil (around the ivy or still there after pulling it)? I have read conflicting information.