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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


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


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

14 Nov 16, 2020
Reply by Dave Riley

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

Winged Beans

I wanted to give a heads up for Winged Beans. There has been some discussion here on BLF -- but not much. There are a seriously wonderful v…

Started by Dave Riley

4 Jun 29, 2019
Reply by Andrew Cumberland

Yuca / Cassava in the Home Garden

Cassava is a very useful  starchy vegetable. I planted some a couple of years back and was mightily impressed with its hedging attributes.…

Started by Dave Riley

0 May 18, 2019


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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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Talk to Andy on 0422 022 961.  You can  Pay on this link

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