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Comment by Plinius on February 27, 2015 at 9:44am

I opened my gardening season - starting on the window sill. I tried to put aside my anger about the destruction at Nineveh, and now I have a window sill full of plastic containers. I sowed broccoli, garlic chives, turnip greens, celery, parsley, dill, kohlrabi and thyme. Tomorrow I'll shop for new outside containers.

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 25, 2015 at 4:40pm

In Concord California, my last house had ivy over the front.  I noticed it took paint off the windowsills when removed, and also took little chunks of brick off.  I didn't get rid of it because of that, and also I liked eating the snails that populated it.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on February 25, 2015 at 8:50am

I have areas overrun with English ivy too. I try to keep it contained, and I don't mind the look of it either. I'm hoping it will eventually take down a couple of ugly alder trees.

Comment by Randall Smith on February 25, 2015 at 8:21am

Ivy (of some sort) has taken over my yard. It grows up trees, my porch, everywhere. I hate spraying week killer, so what are you gonna do? At least I don't have to mow it--and it's green!

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 24, 2015 at 11:03pm

If kudzu were not so invasive, it would certainly provide mulch. Sad. but no one wants to let it get started. The same with Virginia Creeper. I bought some compost several years ago to use in my south garden and I have to do a daily tour and pull out the new growth. I hope I got it all last year. 

I wonder if goats will eat it. Would their digestive process kill the starts? It would be great to have goats and kudzu live in an erosion gully and have all that fertilizer. Do you think that would work? If so, just think of how nice it would be to recover all those eroded pieces of ground. 

Comment by kathy: ky on February 24, 2015 at 9:55pm
Patricia, that snow looks like what hit us last week. I believe we're all tired of it. I know l am.
Comment by kathy: ky on February 24, 2015 at 9:53pm
The kudzu that was imported from Japan to stop soil erosion, caused by mining in eastern ky, is a disaster. I've seen houses that it has covered. It's reported to grow between three and four feet in twenty four hours. Japanese beatles were imported to control the kudzu. The beatles decided they prefer our native plants and we all know how well that worked out.
The article l read said kudzu would become active again aftera dormant/dead period of as long as four years. Being rid of it, or the beatles, doesn't seem like it will ever happen.
So I'm very cautious of shipping or receiving plants that aren't native to the area or passed through the correct inspections.
Comment by Joan Denoo on February 24, 2015 at 4:53pm
Comment by kathy: ky on February 24, 2015 at 4:36pm
Thanks Spud. You're welcome Daniel.

I know some plants are considered nuisance plants and it varies from state to state. Wisteria is in several states. Ky isn't one of them and that stuff goes wild if it's not pruned back harshly every year. I've been trying to cut it away from a friends porch for ten years now. It's gone up the walls and grown under the gutters and into the eaves. It may take dynamite to get rid of it. Lol
Comment by Idaho Spud on February 24, 2015 at 11:35am

I don't know how true it is, but this site says that the legality of taking plants across state lines depends on the state and should be researched before doing it:

http://www.learn2grow.com/gardeningguides/generalgardening/basics/m...

I've found it difficult to find good information.  I've been unable to find anything governing private individuals mailing a plant to Idaho.   Most articles just talked about the strict laws concerning marijuana, even though I didn't use that word in my searches.

 

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