Xisca Nicolas wrote:When I see the price of the powdered root in healthfood stores...!
It must be difficult to process, isn't it?
Suki, can you tell more?
Would it be weedy in a very dry area?
I have seeds...
If I want a vine that shed leaves in winter, I have not found any other (except grape vine of course).
I guess it cannot be weedy here because of the very long summer drought.
My problem, if I guess well, would be that I will have to take care that it does not die of thirst!!!
Xisca Nicolas wrote:
We have no rain from may to october. 5 months drought every year. (16 months this year...)
Can it thrive when it is raining in the cool season?
Nicole Castle wrote:I'm not sure what keeps it in check in it's natural range, but something clearly does and we don't have it.
Rion Mather wrote:The rate and ease of growth, constant maintenance, and absentee landowners are the major problems with keeping Kudzu in check. Kudzu grows at a rate of 1 foot a day so you can imagine how easily the plant can extend out of a contained area. The seeds and roots are what make killing the plant so difficult. A plant can emerge years after it was thought to be destroyed.