Charpots getting planted.Read more
After 8 weeks, the charpot trial can be considered a mild success. A low-cost, renewable and sustainable media with no additives (other than animal manure and the feed to create it), enriched by said manure and ground contact. As lower quality slips were used, 1 didn’t survive and a few are less than fully ready (single tiller growth only). The plants pictured are healthy enough and are ready to be transplanted.Read more
A 3 year old original plant in the nursery with sporadic cutting maintenance is noticeably improving the soil over the original profile.Read more
On the 7/11/2021, a couple hundred bareroot slips were used on a large dam spillway as a stop-gap measure to prevent stepping back of an erosion problem. Read through for a pictoral update.
The dam for reference.Read more
When using Vetiver on a sloped area, usually intercropping (growing of crops between Vetiver fixtures) is recommended between hedges of 5m apart for maximum cropping space versus hedge silt capture effectiveness.
Demonstrated above is a Vetiver nursery planting between permanent hedgerows, 3 rows of Vetiver clumps for propagation purposes. One can see how any soil disturbance between the hedgerows would be trapped by the permanent fixtures and this technique could be extrapolated to other growing sites (see below picture). Present here are permanent hedgerow edges to prevent running grasses from entering the nursery area and may not be required elsewhere.Read more