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Dave Riley's Blog – July 2014 Archive (4)

Sponge Hole Irrigation

I've been experimenting with the mulching technique I've previously called a Honey Hole or  Fertility Trench.
It is a very simple method that is a useful for  irrigating and introducing  fertility into the soil. I refer to these holes as 'worm takeaways' because…
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Added by Dave Riley on July 26, 2014 at 1:00 — 9 Comments

To market, to market...

Major renovations...

I've been digging...and planting because I've been driven by a new commitment: market…
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Added by Dave Riley on July 19, 2014 at 19:00 — No Comments

Great moments in horticulture...

'Tis the time of year in the sub tropics when the Sweet Leaf/Katuk bushes [Sauropus androgynus-- mani cai (马尼菜), in Malay it is called cekur manis or sayur manis] loose their leaves and bare out.I make sure I strip every…

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Added by Dave Riley on July 3, 2014 at 0:30 — 5 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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