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Dave Riley's Blog – February 2013 Archive (3)

Junk Mail Sponges





I have been exploring the big wide world of junk mail gardening.



After the recent rains I am ecstatic! This tweaked  …
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Added by Dave Riley on February 23, 2013 at 1:41 — 6 Comments

Solar Drip Irrigation: DIY First Experiments

The theory made sense so I experimented.

I used translucent milk containers for my greenhouse cover but the system seemed inefficient. There was evaporation and condensation but   the roof of my dome was flat and I suspected that not all the…

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Added by Dave Riley on February 17, 2013 at 0:30 — 5 Comments

Mulching with anything I could get...Is there a limit to mulchology?





My garden has  suffered from lack of water. Upon this problem I have meditated muchly.


Solving it is a hobby -- a creative…
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Added by Dave Riley on February 7, 2013 at 1:00 — 4 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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