Saturday, June 15, 2013

Does Invasive Always Equal Evil?

What do invasives, RoundUp and hashbrowns have in common? Find out in my latest post for Mother Earth News:

http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/invasive-wild-yam-zbcz1306.aspx#axzz2W3YuZOa0

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7 Comments:

At June 15, 2013 at 1:19 PM , Blogger dfr2010 said...

About cutting down a mimosa tree ... I did that the first week after moving in to my new place here in Putnam County. Now, about every other week, I pull green shoots off the "stump" and toss them into the closest compost pile.

Good thing the previous owners only planted one!

 
At June 15, 2013 at 1:35 PM , Blogger Arisia said...

Years ago, my neighbor helped me cut down a mimosa tree. It was dropping seeds in my garden and they kept sprouting. I didn't want more of those. He told me they were good at coming back, so we dug out the roots way out almost to the ends and dumped gasoline on them. It was quite a project, but it never came back.

 
At June 15, 2013 at 10:23 PM , Blogger Survival Gardener, AKA David the Good said...

MURDERERS!

 
At June 16, 2013 at 8:12 AM , Blogger dfr2010 said...

Can't murder a zombie ...! Trust me, I am still trying (short of digging it out by the roots).

 
At August 7, 2013 at 12:06 PM , Blogger vikram krishnamoorthy said...

If you want an edible invasive, try ivy gourd. THe unripe fruits are great cooked.

 
At August 7, 2013 at 12:56 PM , Blogger Survival Gardener, AKA David the Good said...

Thanks!

I had neighbors from India when I was a kid and I'm pretty sure that's what they had growing on their fence. It was a delicious cucumber-like perennial. I'd love to find those again.

 
At September 6, 2013 at 10:36 AM , Blogger vikram krishnamoorthy said...

You can probably find them online. The root from cuttings, so one plant is all you need to get started. An investment of sorts, with a really large return.

 

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