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Winter Passes -- not that we noticed outback.

The renovations are proceeding as I embrace a new gardening template.Jungling habits remain.

This is looking south along a Vetiver bordered pathway.

I think I'm finally developing a serviceable tomato rig.

Analogy: kelp forest.

Love this image. Captures the garden's magic.

Looking south from the back veranda towards the  veg garden. In the buckets, soaking Vetiver slips.

The aerials criss-cross like tram wires and I've added more trellis ladders. Even for me, I think I over planted this bed. I'm looking forward to laying down more Vetiver hedging to create more -- and smaller -- beds. Looking north.Too many tomato plants. The corn grew through Winter and now fruits.Looking north.

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Comment by Christa on August 16, 2018 at 13:47

What a great green sight, your plantings have taken off and up.  I must see if I have vetiver slips on my plants. I  googled and found this video

At 5.50 mins it shows the slips, and also some good info on Vetiver plantings in Hawaii.

Comment by Sid Saghe on August 16, 2018 at 11:52

Wow - garden goals!

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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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Talk to Andy on 0422 022 961.  You can  Pay on this link

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