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Growing living mulches instead of using dead or dry material to cover the garden soil. The living mulch explored here is Scurvy Weed(Commelina cyanea). It may look like Wandering Jew ( Tradescantia fluminensis) but it is an Australian native ground cover that creates a thick mat on top of the soil from shallow roots.

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Comment by Travis on April 19, 2021 at 19:42
Thank you for creating this video. I'm quite interested in this native for reasons you mentioned. What does it taste like? How do you eat it?
Comment by Dave Riley on June 13, 2020 at 23:48
I expect I'm casting myself into a nutjob role with this celebration of Scurvy Weed.
Rest assured if I discover the errors of my tolerant ways I'll let you know.
Today I invested a few minutes sickling SW with my long handled sickle. Easy business. No need to bend or get dirty.

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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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