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Jul 31, 2015 7:18 PM CST
|I consider wild cucumber to be one of the very worst weeds... so invasive and literally strangles any other plant, including trees, that it gets a hold of! My gardening is on a farmstead and I throw most yard debris in a "pit" out behind the barn. I just pulled a huge quantity of wild cucumber (a very heavy mass of vine) in the roadside ditch. I would like to just leave it lay there to decompose. Question: can it re-root and start growing again?|
Jul 31, 2015 8:52 PM CST
|I think there may be more than one plant known by the common name 'wild cucumber'. Are you asking about the spiky one? Echinocystis lobata? |
It is an annual plant that will happily re-seed itself. The plant can be propagated from cuttings so my best answer would be 'yes, it can re-root'. Better to be safe than sorry.
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