[permaculture] kudzu starts

Johnathan Avery Yelenick yelenick at riseup.net
Tue Jul 1 22:28:34 EDT 2008


I was wondering if anyone might have any kudzu (Pueraria montana) rhizome
starts I could buy or trade for? I could pay shipping costs. It's pretty
hard trying to find a purchase source on the internet due to this plant's
condemned status. But nonetheless, what a useful species! Forage for
goats, bees etc., valuable root starch, prodigious soil builder and a
nitrogen fixer to boot! Safe enough to use here outside of Denver,
Colorado where we don't have a lot of rainfall and cold winters to check
it dispersal; not that anthropogenic dispersal is 'bad' or anything :) 
Maybe a guild possibility in this bioregion with Juglans due to J.'s
nitrogen requirements. Pack that with pawpaw and goats and I think we
might have a winner!
Ciao,
Johnathan Yelenick
Blacktail Permaculture
South Platte River Bioregion

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