Discovered yesterday that kudzu blooms smell just like grape Kool-aid. Smells so good that hubby decided he wants to take the tractor today and gather blooms so I can go ahead and make some kudzu jelly.
I have seen whole areas covered in it! It was outlawed in some places. I would be afraid of the snakes if it got out of control....I'd make sure I had enough critters eating the stuff to keep it tame.Cyngbaeld said:Think I might order some of the starch and see if we like it. DD is on GF and corn free, which really limits me on the cooking.
Person might could make a little cash if they had goats and maybe some electric fence, clearing out kudzu.
Be careful there, water moccasins have been known to fall out of trees over the swamps!Ravenlost said:We have a major creek and a diversion ditch on our property that the government planted kudzu on to keep from washing. We are hesitant about snakes since we have such a problem with water moccasins. That's why hubby drove the Yukon up to the kudzu (where it's gotten into the trees). He climbed up on the roof of the truck and picked the blooms for me! No snakes on top of the truck!
We are planning to fence in the woods where the kudzu is taking over the trees and put cattle on it. We've got to do something to control the kudzu without destroying it completely. It really does a great job stopping erosion.
mightybooboo said:You could do like my nephews do...
"It______ (fill in the blank) followed me home."
Works for them