Japanese Knotweed Berry Jam

Knotweed, Blueberries and Strawberries

Never thought I’d title a  subject line with that name but yes, I gratefully report that I found the evasive green gift hiding in PLAIN view…right next to the cow fence at the llama farm across the street….all along.

Come to find out Knotweed is an extremely invasive plant. It is taking over the planet.  It’s root system is extensive growing a tap root that can be two to three feet as well as lateral roots that extend some 4 feet.  It will grow through concrete, buildings…  eradicating it in England is big business.  So I don’t think I’ll be transplanting any of it to my little acre. [Read more…]