Life Part Two

The adventures of Fay and Bob as they move beyond the 9 to 5 life

Kudzu

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I’ve written before about the very invasive Kudzu vines that grow here.   The recent issue of the Master Gardner publication had this little tidbit about the vine.  I thought it was a very interesting piece of history.

Kudzu Corner
Kudzu was introduced to the US from Asia in 1876. It was first used as a shade vine for arbors and as cattle food.  Widespread use began during the 1930s when the US government paid farmers $8 an acre to plant it on fallow fields and bare banks to control erosion. Kudzu vines can grow 1′ a day and 60′ during a season!
Kudzu flowers smell like grape kool-aid!  The purple flowers smell like grape kool aid.   I didn’t even know it had purple flowers.

Author: Fay

Follow the adventures of Fay and Bob, 65 plus, as they explore the country to look for a new home, sell their MN home, finally move and get settled into a new state and town.

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