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With a bit of elbow grease, composted cow manure and some Vetiver slips we planted successive rows of Vetiver today along a sand embankment.
The drop off is significant. So too is the exposure as the rock piles at both ends indicate.
Since Vetiver roots can go down 2 metres they should hold the sand together, hopefully before the tides encroach.
Talk about inhospitable growing conditions!

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Comment by Andrew Cumberland on December 17, 2019 at 1:16

Mine are finally taking off!

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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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