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Lissa's Blog – June 2012 Archive (2)

2012 WINTER June to August

Here we go again! with the main growing period for veg in Brisbane. I used to dislike winter but now I really look forward to it and the opportunity to try some new seed and plants each time.

I'm trying to get some Kangkong growing in the wet pot in the pic above, not really the right season but what the hey giving it a go anyway. I've bought some seed for the warmer…

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Added by Lissa on June 19, 2012 at 5:30 — 6 Comments

KANGKONG (Ipomoea aquatica)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/49/Ipomoea_aquatica.jpg

Otherwise known as…

Water convolvulus, water spinach, swamp cabbage, ong choy, hung tsai, rau muong.

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Kang kong is closely related to sweet potato as well as to 'morning glory', the climbing vine with large purple flowers that grows as a weed in the…

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Added by Lissa on June 16, 2012 at 10:30 — 8 Comments

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GrowVetiver

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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