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Susan's Blog – September 2013 Archive (1)

New soil, new watering regime.

Alright, so the last time I wrote, I had decided to give no dig gardening beds a go.  They did work great.... up to a point.  That point was when the layers had started to actually decompose fully and sank and filtered down through the stick layers underneath exposing all my roots to the elements.  My problem was that I didn't fill them up as much as they suggested as I did not have enough material to do this.  I also found that horrible nasty toads would make themselves at home in the…


Added by Susan on September 10, 2013 at 19:30 — 5 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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