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Phil's Blog – July 2016 Archive (2)

Mini Peppino Bust

A lot of us got excited when what looked like a mini version of the prolific Peppino (Solanum muricatum) was obtained by Rob from Fair Dinkum Seeds.

The plant grew like a weed and readily produced small marble-like green fruit.…


Added by Phil on July 31, 2016 at 9:51 — 7 Comments

Lesser Galangal (Alpinia officinarum)

Native to China and sometimes called fingerroot, lesser galangal has been a recent cause of confusion on BLF when trying to determine if you are actually growing the plant.

My lesser galangal grown from a GV donation started on 26-6-15



Added by Phil on July 9, 2016 at 11:47 — 4 Comments

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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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