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Lissa's Blog – May 2012 Archive (3)


I bought the seed earlier this year from an American outlet, Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds and have been pleasantly surprised. A bit like a cross…


Added by Lissa on May 26, 2012 at 18:30 — 2 Comments


Addy recently shared a piece from her Nopales plant with me. When I first met hers, a year ago, it was just this big but is now a proper cactus plant and she is able to remove and eat some of the pads. So it's going to take a while before I can give mine a taste test.

Any recipes anyone has would be appreciated. Just watched a TV chef prepare a sauce using the gel from…


Added by Lissa on May 26, 2012 at 16:30 — 5 Comments


Growing Choko:

Choko are supposed to be unfussy about soil, but I grow mine in soil rich with organic matter. The fruit are deep green and healthy looking unlike others I have seen.

The plants are come-again. I remove the old vines once the crazy fruiting period is over and let them grow again. They don't like to dry out and thrive during…


Added by Lissa on May 19, 2012 at 13:00 — 2 Comments

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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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