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The five keys to soil health

This is a useful summary from Scott Strough at Sketical Science (see for full interview). I think the claims re climate change are not full…

Started by Dave Riley

0 Oct 19, 2020

Warning on dangers of storing garlic in oil

I was amazed to read from a book on growing Garlic by Penny Woodward that it is dangerous to store garlic in oil in the fridge. Apparently…

Started by Roger Clark

5 Oct 15, 2020
Reply by Jeff Kiehne

Cover crops

Any one going to plant a cover crop to stop weeds and create mulch in the  hot weather and where to get the seeds at a cheap price.

Started by Jeff Kiehne

3 Oct 13, 2020
Reply by Dave Riley

Diet vs weight — which matters more? A kitchen garden really works wonders

ABC's Health Report addresses a fascinating topic. Reasons why may not be as they seem when you look at the second longest lived cohort in…

Started by Dave Riley

2 Sep 24, 2020
Reply by Andrew Cumberland

Joseph Simcox a very interesting speaker.

While on holidays, lazing about had time to look at some youtube videos that I have not had time to get around to. Joseph Simcox did a talk…

Started by Doug Hanning

0 Sep 24, 2020


Not long ago I mentioned that I was not going to buy any new trees unless I disposed of some excess plants.  But, I got a reminder of an or…

Started by Christa

9 Sep 19, 2020
Reply by Christa

How to protect young climbing beans from bean fly

I came up with this method of protecting my young climbing beans from bean fly, whose larvae killed successive plantings of my Blue Lake…

Started by Mike Watson

1 Sep 18, 2020
Reply by Andrew Cumberland

Please advise how to grow garlic

Dear All,   Would anyone please give me some advice regarding growing garlic at backyard garden? Where can I find the seed, which is suitab…

Started by Joe Wang

7 Sep 15, 2020
Reply by Joe Wang

Growing Raspberries in Brisbane

So here’s the scenario: our builder showed up with a heap of gifted produce as well as some tomato plants, a pigeon pea plant and a pot wit…

Started by Fiona Ryan

6 Sep 7, 2020
Reply by angela holmes

Growing mushrooms at home?

Since I have a fungi habit I was thinking that I could embrace home fungi growing. It is a straightforward newbie DIY,  depending on your …

Started by Dave Riley

10 Sep 3, 2020
Reply by Jeff Kiehne


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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.

Place your business add here! ($5 per month or $25 for 9 months)

Talk to Andy on 0422 022 961.  You can  Pay on this link

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