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Join date : 2011-06-21
Location : zone 5
thats a weed, I remember pulling one last year. I think its called velvet leaf? I did the same thing let it grow grow grow until someone was like YANK that!!!
Wow Chocolatepop! Excellent! It's not a bad idea to pull that sucker before it makes seed! Here is some info about Velvet leaf
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Dont compost either. Some said burn it because it is so crazy in some areas :o
Sounds prolific enough that we need to find a way to eat it !!
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Join date : 2010-04-08
Location : Florida Panhandle
What a shame - it's beautiful in the picture!! I've never seen it in this part of Washington (Tri-cities area). I'll have to ask my hubby - he sees lots of farms on his job.
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Join date : 2011-04-08
Location : south-central WA - dry!
@sceleste54 wrote:Sounds prolific enough that we need to find a way to eat it !!
From the Link above
BeneficialBeneficial: Velvetleaf was used as a fiber crop in
China since 2000 B.C. The stem and branches of velvetleaf produce long strong fibers used
for cord, rope, binder twine, fishing nets, coarse cloth, paper and a caulk for boats
(Mitich 1991; Spencer 1984). The seeds are eaten in China and Kashmir (Spencer 1984).
Garden Girl, I think I may have pulled it out from our yard (The Tri) once or twice, growing in the middle of the grass. If not it was something that looked similar. I remember thinking, why is a pumpkin plant growing in the middle of the grass? lol
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