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#1 2018-11-03 23:15:31

Evan
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Evan's Photos of Vetiver

This will be a thread where I add random photos of Vetiver from home. Feel free to ask any questions you require.

I also update to https://www.erosionqld.com.au sometimes. It's a low-bandwidth blog (besides the photos).

Propagation Pictorial Guide for Vetiver here - https://www.erosionqld.com.au/2018/02/06/prop.html

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#2 2018-11-03 23:22:14

Evan
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Re: Evan's Photos of Vetiver

After hedging and weed cutting.

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Cover post. Edited with new pics as they become available

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#3 2018-11-03 23:26:16

Evan
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2 week progression of greywater Vetiver hedge integration.

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There are double rows where the water flows except for the third row which is a single.

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#4 2018-11-03 23:28:44

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Record Spring rains means inundation in the Vetiver farm.

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#5 2018-11-03 23:29:51

Evan
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Videos of the electric hedger doing some work:

https://www.erosionqld.com.au/2018/04/21/video.html

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#6 2018-11-03 23:31:51

Evan
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Autumn planting to Spring, bareroot with no treatment.

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#7 2018-11-03 23:37:38

Evan
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The house nursery which supplies some of the bigger nursery and small projects around the house. A rainfed depression.

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#8 2018-11-03 23:41:03

Evan
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Videos of inundated Vetiver with excess frog noise. Also a kangaroo.

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#9 2018-11-03 23:45:25

Evan
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Small shady headcut repair. Borderline site for Vetiver and it has grown slowly.

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Photo of the roots one the wall of the cut.

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#10 2018-11-03 23:49:26

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Hedges with established plantings.

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#11 2018-11-03 23:52:04

Evan
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Suppression hedge trial. Planting hedges close together to see what sort of grass and weed suppression can be achieved.

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Shade between rows.

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#12 2018-11-03 23:54:39

Evan
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Pond wall. Includes Chrysopogon filipes in one section.

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#13 2018-11-04 01:06:59

Evan
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Hedging the Spring growth from the farm.

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#14 2018-11-04 06:42:28

Dick_Grimshaw
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Re: Evan's Photos of Vetiver

You are doing some interesting things with vetiver - very god quality pics too.  Any of your neighbors interested in what you are doing.  Keep posting!

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#15 2018-11-04 11:46:13

Evan
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Dick_Grimshaw wrote:

You are doing some interesting things with vetiver - very god quality pics too.  Any of your neighbors interested in what you are doing.  Keep posting!

Unfortunately, no. And considering where I live (permaculture ecovillage), Vetiver uptake should be high but native plants have taken the top spot even when results with them vary from OK to terrible.

http://www.veticon.com.au/wp-content/up … FINAL2.jpg

I don't quite agree with Veticon's lack of acknowledgement of shade being the kryptonite to Vetiver nor the lack of acknowledgment that Lomandra hystrix is a larger Lomandra and possibly better than L.longifolia (no mention of L.hystrix surviving full flood conditions) but that's what we are dealing with. You can see L.hystrix here: https://i.imgur.com/nCBHavy.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Q4T7dTt.jpg https://i.imgur.com/bbknXxn.jpg https://i.imgur.com/xALB7UJ.jpg

Natives are best, sterile exotics that are far superior are not to be planted.

One step at a time. Once my nursery reaches 24 months (due to slow growth due to inundation), I should be able to put in far more examples of serious Vetiver plantings that should pique people's interests. Have to start somewhere...

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