An interesting way to deal with the dreaded Japanese knotwee

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An interesting way to deal with the dreaded Japanese knotwee

Postby Dolphin » Wed May 30, 2018 3:00 pm

Hey Landlords, an interesting way to deal with the dreaded Japanese knotweed!!!!!!

The scourge of homes and gardens, Japanese knotweed is pernicious and incredibly invasive, so much so that it needs to be disposed of carefully either at a landfill site or by burning.

But at the Hay literary festival in Wales on Tuesday, the former Gardeners’ World presenter Alys Fowler, said that knotweed was delicious and that instead of destroying it, we should “eat it into submission”. The taste is bitter like rhubarb; its juicy, hollow, red and freckled stalks can can be used in savoury and sweet dishes.

The best parts of the knotweed to use are the very young shoots, as older plants can be extremely fibrous and unpalatable. To pick it, make sure you look in wild areas, away from main roads, as it is often sprayed with strong herbicides. Here are some simple ideas for serving Japanese knotweed.

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