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Just like assembling Lego you can do so much with milkcrates. Concentration like this -- in one spot -- makes maintenance and harvest selection easier. Facing due north too.
My row of mikcrates were simply refigured. Bird bath in the middle for avian effect.

[FYI: I use a cladding of weed mat.Perfect drainage. In the middle of each crate I insert an unglazed terracotta clay wine cooler which I cover with a shade cloth piece.]

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Comment by Dave Riley on January 29, 2021 at 21:01

My primary herbs growing there are Chives (Garlic and Onion), Oregano, Thyme, Epazote, Rosemary, Curry Leaf...and this time of year some Cilantro. I have another patch elsewhere with lemongrass and Pandan. Both sides up high are patches of Wild Rocket.

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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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