Random Garden Tip: 

If You Doing not have Water, attempt Hollow Beds
If You do not desire to go with raised beds; you’ll discover more plants will pass away off with this approach if you’re in an area where water is limited.


Christian: Well, it’s named knotweed for a reason [laughter]. And the reason why knotweed is such an issue is, exactly, the root system. So, in any plant, turgor pressure is the amount of water pressure a vascular system can take in and exert onto the soil or hardscape around it.

And Japanese knotweed is a clonal propagator, so anytime there’s a flooding event or someone simply just digs it up and puts it somewhere else, this knotweed will grow. Its roots will knot right up into our hardscape features, our stone walls, our foundations, our water lines, our power conduit, and destroy them. And that’s why it’s such an extreme concern.

I’ve been in buildings here in northwest Connecticut, actually across Connecticut, that have had knotweed growing through their foundations, that have had knotweed actually even growing through a building. I have a picture of a knotweed plant growing in the inside of a shed in Lakeville, Connecticut. So it’s an extreme plant.