Kudzu

I am both intimidated and completely fascinated by kudzu.  Like most southerns I grew up in fear of it.  One did not dare go into the kudzu patch.  There were snakes in there.  As a gardener one never ever ever considered planting it or having it anywhere near the garden or yard because it would consume it in days.  It was a silent monster who was impossible to control and should by all means be avoided.  As I grew older I came to make peace with kudzu as it is useful for so much.  

This Smithsonian Magazine Article is wonderfully informative about kudzu.  If you are like me this is a good read.  I think when it warms up I am going to get hit the kudzu patch up the road to make a basket.

The True Story of Kudzu, The Vine That Never Truly Ate the South

Enjoy!

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