You Bet Your Garden

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Are you imperiled by poison ivy? Sucked dry by mosquitoes? On this very special edition of You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath, will help negate these nasty nuisances—and reveal the best small fruits to grow, build a rain garden and more!


Question of the Week:

Last year, we started having problems with poison ivy around our vegetable garden. I can’t go near the stuff, so my father-in-law kindly mowed it down and covered the area with weed block and wood chips. The poison ivy simply grew up around it, and instead of being behind my garden, is now starting to encroach it. Do you have any organic suggestions for getting rid of it? Thanks for your help.
- Laurel DWG; Billerica, Massachusetts

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