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We could do with some rain...But then, the Vetiver plants are still alive.

Despite the seemingly inhospitable conditions I'm pleased with these two projects. We may wait impatiently for the Summer rains -- if they come -- but at least the Vetiver is ready to embrace the moisture hopefully with a good flush of growth.
The big tides came further up the beach than expected due to the strong winds. Whatever water table -- and aquifer -- exists was surely impacted by the salt water encroachment.

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Comment by Andrew Cumberland on September 28, 2019 at 20:06

Remulched Thursday.  

Comment by Dave Riley on September 28, 2019 at 7:32

So far in my Vetiver ventures, we only lost a newly hedge when a storm tide came in and washed the contour away. Generally, Vetiver has excellent resilience.

The two 'M' s matter: mulch and manure.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on September 27, 2019 at 22:46

Mine are struggling out in the building site.  I'm watering every second day... 

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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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