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Kudzo

Discussion in 'Survival Discussions' started by PAPA G, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. I wish! That'd solve a whole lot of problems in the south. Eliminate or at least control the kudzu and put people to work.

    Oh wait...that'd make too much sense...never mind :p
     
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  2. Big Dog

    Big Dog Retired IT Dinosaur Wrangler Forum Contributor

    Some had died, smothered by the vines, others survived.
    It was so thick if a car had run off the road, it would be swallowed and disappear.
     
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  3. Dragunov

    Dragunov G&G Evangelist

    Kudzu is very edible.
     
  4. Cyrano

    Cyrano Resident Curmudgeon Forum Contributor

    The Japanese eat a lot of things Westerners don't consider edible, but they do seem to be on to something with kudzu root. Considering how much good Southern cooking involves breading and deep-frying, maybe Southern chefs ought to take a look at it and see if it could replace breading for things like fried chicken and chicken-fried steak.

    Kudzu strikes me as being a lot like hemp: A plant with a lot of good uses whose potential for good is overshadowed by the one thing that's bad about it.
     
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  5. That's because you don't live with and battle against it on a regular basis. Kudzu grows about 1000 times faster than climbing ivy and is about 1,000,000 times harder to get rid of. There aren't enough chefs to try to do something with it or enough people willing to try eating it to get rid of the kudzu infestation in the south.
     
  6. Jaison

    Jaison G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Kudzu is the carp of the plant world.

    Maybe even a cross between carp and snakeheads.
     
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  7. Need to run some Goats in it !.............
     
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  8. Big Dog

    Big Dog Retired IT Dinosaur Wrangler Forum Contributor

    We don't call it "The vine that ate the South" for nothing! ;)
     
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  9. mdj696

    mdj696 G&G Evangelist

    I bought some chemical at Lowe's last year and it worked quite well.
     
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  10. What did you get? I don't have kudzu here, but it's creeping this way.