Mother Earth News Does Invasive Always Equal Evil? by David The Good June 15, 2013August 1, 2015 written by David The Good June 15, 2013August 1, 2015 What do invasives, RoundUp and hashbrowns have in common? Find out in my latest post for Mother Earth News: http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/invasive-wild-yam-zbcz1306.aspx#axzz2W3YuZOa0 Share this post!FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestRelated posts:@Mother Earth News: Five Tips on Gardening With a Living Safety NetFertilizing Organically on the CheapGrowing Pineapples Outside the TropicsQuit working so hard - plant a food forest instead!My letter to the editor on Aminopyralids at Mother Earth News invasive plantsmother earth news 7 comments FacebookTwitterGoogle +PinterestRedditWhatsappEmail David The Good previous post Dissection next post Can anyone ID this tree – solved: Carrotwood! Related Articles Quit working so hard – plant a food... March 1, 2013 Growing Pineapples Outside the Tropics May 3, 2013 My letter to the editor on Aminopyralids at... February 4, 2013 Fertilizing Organically on the Cheap May 18, 2013 @Mother Earth News: Five Tips on Gardening With... May 31, 2013 7 comments dfr2010 June 15, 2013 - 5:19 pm About cutting down a mimosa tree … I did that the first week after moving in to my new place here in Putnam County. Now, about every other week, I pull green shoots off the "stump" and toss them into the closest compost pile. Good thing the previous owners only planted one! Reply Arisia June 15, 2013 - 5:35 pm Years ago, my neighbor helped me cut down a mimosa tree. It was dropping seeds in my garden and they kept sprouting. I didn't want more of those. He told me they were good at coming back, so we dug out the roots way out almost to the ends and dumped gasoline on them. It was quite a project, but it never came back. Reply Survival Gardener, AKA David the Good June 16, 2013 - 2:23 am MURDERERS! Reply dfr2010 June 16, 2013 - 12:12 pm Can't murder a zombie …! Trust me, I am still trying (short of digging it out by the roots). Reply vikram krishnamoorthy August 7, 2013 - 4:06 pm If you want an edible invasive, try ivy gourd. THe unripe fruits are great cooked. Reply Survival Gardener, AKA David the Good August 7, 2013 - 4:56 pm Thanks! I had neighbors from India when I was a kid and I'm pretty sure that's what they had growing on their fence. It was a delicious cucumber-like perennial. I'd love to find those again. Reply vikram krishnamoorthy September 6, 2013 - 2:36 pm You can probably find them online. The root from cuttings, so one plant is all you need to get started. An investment of sorts, with a really large return. Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.