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Cucumbers and ladyfinger eggplant. I rescued the latter from a shady spot where it was barely surviving. It's loving the wicking bed.

I think the girls found the kale…Ah well, all the better for the eggs hopefully.

Capsicums. They liked the shade but the pepinos didn't. Might have to shade only part of the bed or find a lighter shade cloth.

 The newest pets on the block. Ok fair enough, I harvested so many, the last ones are very small. I am leaving it alone until they grow bigger. This is my next pet project, black soldier fly larvae farm. The chucks go absolutely wild over them. Free food!

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Comment by Andrew Cumberland on December 29, 2013 at 23:00

My fish love them too!

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on December 29, 2013 at 12:31

Chooks do love them so I believe - there's an illustrated blog post about a Soldier Fly farm on this Forum. Two-three years ago might take some finding but no point in re-inventing the wheel ;-)

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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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