Kudzu Vine Seeds
Thomas J. Jacks
tjacks at NOLA.SRRC.USDA.GOV
Fri May 24 14:06:53 EST 1996
On 24 Apr 1996, Anita Cherniack wrote:
> I am looking for Kudzu seeds for use in classroom science projects. Are
> these seeds commercialy available? I teach at the elementary school
> level.Thanks for any help you can give me.
> Irv Cherney
Did you find a source of seeds? I have an old book (1977) that lists a
George W. Park Seed Co., P.O. Box 31, Greenwood, SC 29647.
Be careful. According to the book, the growth rate of kudzu is measured in
miles per hour! Although kudzu does well on concrete, select an area with
at least a little soil; plant at night (so neighbors don't see you);
fertilize with 40-weight nondetergent motor oil (to reduce friction
during growth) and mulch with granite blocks. Would make good grazing for
cattle; unfortunately, cattle don't climb trees.
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