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A very quick clip as i plant some vetiver grass in the swales here on the tiny farm.
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Back from Chinchilla. Daily frosts and -3C in the mornings while drought persists.
The Vetiver we planted in early Autumn have survived enough to divide and replant.
Looking forward to Spring -- and RAIN! -- for a major plant out for forage. The cattle survive on hay supplementation as grass is not so much about.
This is good cover -- and frosted (7.30am) in the homestead yard:
This is the norm:
They are struggling a bit Susan. But, I think they'll be okay.
Hope it works out. The bananas are looking healthy up there
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Since I'd watched your original discussion of the swale I could estimate your required number of plants.If you want more just uproot and divide one of your plants when they reach 10-15 tillers.
Easy separation at that size. Maybe you could do with another ten.
For what you want to engineer, the distance between slips seems about right.
This time of year V is a slow grower. Just keep the water up for the first few weeks.
I'm off tomorrow to visit my plants out west (planted earlier in the year) in Chinchilla where it's -2C in the mornings with occasional frosts...and still in drought.
For folk who wonder about its adaptability my favorite nursery is in Spain and there it sure aint sub tropical.Go visit for a lookie.
I think Andrew's topography is reflective of a lot of Brisbane suburban blocks which can be impacted by flash floods and heavy downfalls, especially when sub divisions employ terracing. Even a few Vetiver plants make for an ideal solution to erosion and drainage problems.
And besides, you get to harvest your own mulch.
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