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Lissa's Blog – September 2012 Archive (2)

PEPINO

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Pepino melon is native to the Andean region of South America. The fruits are described as cucumber-like in flavour (I personally think they taste like Rockmelon), refreshing, juicy and sweet.

They are apparently cultivated widely in New Zealand, Australia and Chile, but we don't see them in the fruit shops in Brisbane - with a little search I have found they grow them in north Qld in Innisfail and Tully.

The plant is a warm season fruit but can survive small…

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Added by Lissa on September 28, 2012 at 6:00 — 20 Comments

2012 SPRING September to November

Spring again :)

The weather has warmed within two weeks as usual, which is a delight, but we haven't had rain for many weeks. The tank is almost empty - I've basically stopped using it. On the plus side the bees are very active in the garden, both native and honey galore.

They both love the nasturtium flowers which are blooming in a wonderful variety of colours.…

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Added by Lissa on September 11, 2012 at 10:00 — 17 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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