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Dave Riley's Blog – May 2014 Archive (2)

Have garden will travel -- growing sweet spuds at home

Maori Sweet Potato Mounds

Now that I have a 'garden' -- in that my underneath is no longer sand and now passes muster as loam -- I get to ponder my horticultural efforts with more focus.

I have ambitions.  I resolve to grow a…

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Added by Dave Riley on May 13, 2014 at 2:00 — 9 Comments

Campestris is best

My garden is very often rich in fungal fruiting bodies. Sometimes they grow better than the vegetables.



This morning on my hunter gathering I realised I had something special among the fungi:a bona fide mushroom -- a field mushroom (Agaricus campestris).



What a delight! 

My favorite mushy is the one that…

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Added by Dave Riley on May 11, 2014 at 11:00 — 2 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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