Yes, Japanese knotweed can be eaten – in fact, some say it tastes like rhubarb!
Japanese knotweed is one of the most bothersome invasive species in the UK – it’s difficult to remove and difficult to control. Finding knotweed growing on your property is a nightmare for many homeowners.
There are various different knotweed treatment plans to suit your preferences and situation including herbicide and excavation, but some are now suggesting that the best way to control the spread of Japanese knotweed is to… eat it?
If you're in the market for a new home, there are lots of different factors that you need to take into consideration. As well as checking that the house is structurally sound, there aren't any major issues, and that it satisfies your wants and needs, it's important that you ask about Japanese knotweed and whether there's any present in the local area.
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As specialists who deal with Japanese knotweed in a range of locations, we are often asked - should I buy a house with Japanese knotweed next door?
No-one wants to find Japanese knotweed on their property – it’s a pain to remove, a bit of an eyesore, and an all-round pain in the behind. Japanese knotweed can be incredibly inconvenient, and in some cases, it might be tempting to lie about a knotweed presence to save yourself the hassle of having to deal with it.
Lying about anything usually comes with consequences – but what happens if you lie about having Japanese knotweed on your property? More...