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Phil's Blog – March 2016 Archive (2)

Tropical Root Crops

Just a few photos of the tropical root vegetables (mainly from the ginger family) that I'm growing to show that I don't just grow weeds.... Actually I have had some success with this kind of crop two years running so I may have found a good spot to grow them. These plants are great as they hardly need any maintenance, save you money (especially the rhizome spices) and give your garden a nice tropical feel. Best of all they are easily grown in polystyrene boxes.…

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Added by Phil on March 13, 2016 at 18:13 — 8 Comments

Necessary Maintenance

Due to new and ongoing commitments I haven’t posted a blog for a while but with some free time this morning I thought I would put something quickly together. Note though this isn’t going to be one of Susan’s, Dave’s or Lissa’s garden tour blogs of abundance (unfortunately). Nope, this is all about weeds.

Having only time to really water my ‘pot plant garden’ recently the rest of garden has been neglected. This has resulted in the weeds having their way. I’ve written about Leucaena…

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Added by Phil on March 13, 2016 at 12:30 — 14 Comments

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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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