Invasives: Solution for Japanese Knotweed

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  1. Lysichiton

    Lysichiton Active Member

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  2. Bryby

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    "A public duty" Yes, i like that alot. Japanese knotweed can be delicious! Thats what i like about invasives, some are edible. Japanese knotweed is said to be extremly healthy, even with anti-cancer properties. I say, there should be a special Invasive Recipe Exchange Forum! Also, I am told to only eat the baby stalks.. But the big ones seem like a bigger meal. Is it ok to eat the bigger stalks?
     
  3. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    When they get large, they're too tough to eat. Only the young spring sprouts are tender. Just like e.g. Spinach, when it gets old, it gets coarse and woody.
     
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    As the owner of the Knottyfood Manufactory in Wiesbaden, Germany I`ve initiated the "Bionic Control of Japanese Knotweed" to protect our local biodiversity from it`s invasion. At the same time I am establishing a self sufficient weed control by introducing Knotweed to the common diet plan; so our community becomes it`s natural enemy and through my Knottyfood Products this weed is finacing it`s own eradication.
    Further Infos about Japanese Knotweed`s culinary potential at:http://www.msplinks.com/MDFodHRwOi8...lc2Uta25vdHdlZWQtc3VzdGFpbmFibGUtd2F5Lmh0bWw=
    My project: http://www.newtritionink.de/shop/pdf/bioniccontrolofinvasiveplantspecies.pdf
     
  5. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    I've heard goats like it.
     

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