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Susan's Blog – April 2014 Archive (2)

The CHICKENS!

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Added by Susan on April 27, 2014 at 18:30 — 10 Comments

Wicking beds April; Chooks and watering systems

Well, I think I'm really getting into this "farmer" groove thing even though I only have about 600 sq m of land.  Went to visit my family in the country these school holidays and they all have chickens.  Watching my kids collect the eggs, I suddenly had the urge to grow my own.  It was something that I had always wanted to do but seemed like too  much effort and not enough space.  With those awful hibiscuses gone from down the side, I now have enough space and the holidays have rejuvenated…

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Added by Susan on April 20, 2014 at 10:30 — 10 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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