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Comment by Lissa on May 23, 2014 at 4:52

One big cheap healthy meal for the girls!

Comment by Valerie on May 22, 2014 at 20:12

I used to be squeamish about catching grasshoppers. Now I catch them with bare handS and give to my girls. They (grasshoppers) used to be all over the sweet potato patch. Now the girls have taken a liking to the SP patch, with grasshoppers and leaves. The whole meal in one go ahA!

Comment by Lissa on May 18, 2014 at 19:57

Cardoon :) Good for you! I'm ashamed to say I don't have any growing going into the cold weather. Have you been eating the stems at all?

Comment by Jane on May 18, 2014 at 17:48

Not Artichoke some of Lissa's Cardoon, have been growing for 12 months now & not a sign of a flower. But having plenty of room will leave them in place.

Comment by Lissa on May 17, 2014 at 5:16

Knock on wood, no grasshoppers here at the moment. I've found squashing caterpillers and grasshoppers in situ does actually deter more from coming to feast.

Comment by Vanessa Thompson on May 16, 2014 at 20:36

o wow! love it! thanks jane for inspiration and i was wondering that Elaine. 

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on May 16, 2014 at 20:31

Artichoke in the background Jane? It never ceases to amaze me what variety you can grow so much further north than we are. Maybe being a little inland gives the plants a bit more cold than we get here on the coast. 

Comment by Jane on May 16, 2014 at 16:59

Carrots, beet & mizuna, grasshoppers have had their share!

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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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