White moth vine
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I’ve just discovered that the pretty flowers on the vine invading the garden beds at work belong to the White Moth Vine, which is a noxious weed. I’ve taken a closer look, and sure enough, it has the choko shaped pods too.
Can I compost it after I pull it out? I know it has an irritating sap and you have to use gloves to handle it, but has anyone here had any experience in dealing with this vine ?
The irritating sap will break down in the composting (decay) process with the rest of the plant, no probs there. Pods, there’s a way to compost them too (create a hot mix) so as to kill the seeds but if not done right there’s a problem again, often best not to use them.
Off topic of noxious weeds, cane toads are often composted, the toxin (proteins) break down too, and they make a great (liquid or solid) fertiliser. But lets hope you don’t have any cane toads show up in Parramatta. 🙂
lets hope you don’t have any cane toads show up in Parramatta.
well, not unless they’re here for the Staqte of Origin clash;):lol:
Thanks for the advice bullseye – I’ll get stuck into the vine this week – with all this rain it’s threatening to take over the building
Watch for drops of sap on the skin. Makes me really itchy.:(
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