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Vetiver Adventure 2017

Trying out ways of handling the Monto Vetiver Grass.

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Comment by Christa on January 27, 2018 at 9:34

They are planted in the ground outside the edge of the garden, a fist apart.  That edge is a tin edge from bunnies just to keep moisture and soil up to them, till they take off.  Our son has been known to go a bit hard at the edges with a whipper snipper so they needed some protection.  I hope they send down long roots and multiply, they are in a little shade but still look OK. Thanks again for offering the slips at a good price, Elaine. We will eventually plant a whole row around the edge of garden, just waiting to buy more.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on January 26, 2018 at 20:57

Are the slips growing in a pot? Looks like a shallow trough ... or is that just an edge to build up the soil level?

Comment by Christa on January 26, 2018 at 18:53

Recently Elaine, you offered up some vetiver slips for sale and I purchased some from you at a good price and we have planted them just outside our orchard area up the back yard. They are growing on a slope where the water runs downhill during a downpour.  The intention is to send it down to the roots of the tree, so we will see what happens when the rains come.

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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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