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DARREN JAMES's Blog – June 2015 Archive (1)

Alternative spuds for Brisbane

Just arriving back from a visit to Melbourne visiting family I was amazed at the many many different type of heirloom potatoes that one could buy down there in their equally impressive markets.One paticular  type that took my eye was the purple congo  and I would like to know if anyone has grown it amongst  the many others  available.Has anyone tried growing something different with good yields.taste etc .Being the great white hunter/grower that  I am, I would like to know of anyone elses…


Added by DARREN JAMES on June 24, 2015 at 21:24 — 7 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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