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Dave Riley's Blog – June 2016 Archive (3)

The garden in June 2016

Recovered and coming…

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Added by Dave Riley on June 25, 2016 at 18:18 — 4 Comments

Today was the first day of the rest of my life.

Today was the first day of the rest of my life. 

To mark the occasion I market-shopped for seedlings and produce.

'Tis my big day out every fortnight.

Being on the chilly side -- finally -- my gardening preference went with a good selection of brassicas and some purple carrots. For gardening umph I purchased a heap of Mizuna seedlings which I find to be a no nonsense versatile…

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Added by Dave Riley on June 13, 2016 at 0:16 — 25 Comments

Cheering up my green thumb

Now that the rain has come -- and gone -- I guess I can have more confidence in what's a'happening in da soil.

Today's tasks are clear: plant out the seedlings I've grown from seeds and mulch the potato plants that have come up.

I dug up some purple yams…

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Added by Dave Riley on June 5, 2016 at 11:00 — 12 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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