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Old 08-25-2009, 10:15 AM
 
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Kudzu is a salty soil loving tropical vine, thats why you see it close to roads and highways. The rock salt from snow removal makes it grow. Apply road de icer, the real rock salt, liberally to the area you want to grow it. Just enough to coat the ground like you'd see after a hail storm.
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Old 08-25-2009, 04:06 PM
 
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I also like to introduce non-native animals into my garden .

I do regular "Release of the Iguanas!" into the Florida landscape here. Do you have a wedding coming up? Doves are so yesterday, let me design a unique Iguana Release for your special day !


Iguana Invasion and Iguana Control
Need to entertain the kids during the wedding? How about dodge the cow pie? It's a great game and engenders competition in the youngest to the oldest. We supply the cows, they supply the cow pies.

Jimmy watch your step! Bobby don't push suzie into that! Uncle Bob that was gross!!

More fun than a day at the crocodile farm.

A secondary benefit: Acne removal! Yes, ladies and gentlemen find the freshest cow pie you can (just follow the cows) grab a straw a push your face right in there. Sit up, let it dry and wash off. Zits Be Gone.
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Old 08-25-2009, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Sweet Home Alabama
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Tek - LOL You first, ok???
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Old 08-25-2009, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Way South of the Volvo Line
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I understood that you don't choose to grow Kudzu in your yard; Kudzu chooses your yard to grow!
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Old 08-25-2009, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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There is no rock salt applied to I85 or anywhere else in Atlanta yet Kudzu is taking over so I don't understand the post about why de icing roads makes kudzu grow. I think air makes kudzu grow and i believe it would grow even without that.
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Old 08-25-2009, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
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How to grow Kudzu?

1. Pray you won't get it.
2. Immediately cut down and dig up any suspect looking plants found growing.
3. Buy tons of Weed Killer and Round-up
4. Spray tons of Round-up and weed killer all over any kudzu found growing.
5. Burn any remaining plants you find.

If you follow these steps you are sure to have a beautiful and plentiful crop of kudzu!
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Sweet Home Alabama
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Ha! Love it!
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Old 08-26-2009, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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It runs rampant in these parts...
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Old 08-26-2009, 10:04 AM
 
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But I still want to know, has anyone tried composting it?

I had forgotten my intention to try composting kudzu until I read this thread. I'm going to try to find some and give it another go....except I probably should only use the leaves if I'm going to add them fresh, what do y'all think? I would think if I threw fresh vines in the pile they would root and take over the compost pile!
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Old 08-26-2009, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I personally wouldn't try to compost the stuff. and yes it probably would take root. since it is so hard to kill it probably has a second life anyway....
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