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Plant and seed varieties that do well. Our heroes. (85)

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Moringa (Malunggay)

Not my favorite vegetable but I do grow and eat it. However, I am learning respect for Filipino cuisine and along with choko, Filipinos cel…

Started by Dave Riley

1 10 hours ago
Reply by Mary-Ann Baker

Korean Cheongyang green chili pepper

I don't suppose anyone has any Cheongyang pepper seeds? I have some of the tasty green fruits but I doubt I can dry them to seeds. When gre…

Started by Dave Riley

4 Apr 7
Reply by Dave Riley

Chaya

There's a lot of info about Chaya on YouTube  (LINK) --if you are keen on the research. I'm still waiting for my cutting -- so I amuse myse…

Started by Dave Riley

31 Mar 7
Reply by Dave Riley

Epazote

Epazote (Dysphania ambrosioides)-- along with cilantro -- is the quintessential Mexican herb. Since I just made a huge pot of refried black…

Started by Dave Riley

0 Feb 4

The Santa Claus melon, aka Christmas melon or Piel de Sapo (Toad Skin)

I am not  a fruit eater. Not obsessed with sweetness. So my fav fruits tend to be paw paw and dragon fruit. But hey! I purchased a Piel de…

Started by Dave Riley

4 Jan 29
Reply by Valerie

Weed?

Hi guys, novice gardener here. This year I have grown a few varieties of flowers from seed and I am starting to enjoy the blooms. However I…

Started by Lauren

3 Nov 18, 2020
Reply by Doug Hanning

Difference between Armenian-type cucumbers

I do like Armenian cucumbers -- and the long Asian types likeSuyo Long. Today Bunnings was selling striped Armenian cucumber seedlings -- s…

Started by Dave Riley

1 Aug 14, 2020
Reply by Doug Hanning

Keen to try this variety

You know how it is. You go to the local IGA for some milk and you leave with an unusual variety of seeds that you've never heard of.  We e…

Started by Fiona Ryan

4 Jul 20, 2020
Reply by Sophie

What is a Capsicum?

 As to the name we use: The fruit (technically berries in the strict botanical sense) of Capsicum plants have a variety of names depending…

Started by Dave Riley

1 Dec 10, 2019
Reply by Andrew Cumberland

Peperoni di Senise

I never have much luck with sweet peppers -- aka capsicums. The exception is the 'Perennial Capsicum' whose wee bushes are very generous in…

Started by Dave Riley

9 Jul 7, 2019
Reply by Dave Riley

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GrowVetiver

Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

GrowVetiver is a plant nursery run by Dave & Keir Riley that harvests and grows Vetiver grass for local community applications and use. It is based in Beachmere, just north of Brisbane, Australia.


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