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  • Weeds in and around compost

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    Anonymous

    I understand that compost is nutrient-rich, but this is ridiculous! I have two side-by-side compost structures made of wood and chicken wire, which I alternate year to year. The weeds (including poison ivy) in and around the structure are making stirring my compost really difficult. I've been spraying white vinegar on the weeds outside the structure, which I understand will take some time but will kill them eventually. Will this change the pH of my compost, affecting the quality? If so, what are alternative options?
    I realize that pulling the poison ivy would be most effective, however I've never successfully avoided getting a rash from it, and so have avoided it completely. Now the vines are big enough that they'd have to be dug out.
    Any advice? Thanks!

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