Sweet flowers are slow and weeds make haste. ~William Shakespeare
It is no secret that Japanese Knotweed has a strong hold in Allegheny County. But for those who have been battling the invasive plant, there is hope! Pumpkins and other squashes seem to be able to gain the upper hand and can help to fight out this voracious plant. To learn more about Knotweed, visit Grow Pittsburgh’s information page. If you’d like to fight off knotweed with squash, check out this article from the Post Gazette.
Growing pumpkins may not be for you, but have no fear, there are other ways to deal with this invasive menace. We posted fun recipes that you can make using young knotweed shoots! If you can’t beat it, eat it!