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Vetiver Grass 10 Divisions that may be broken down into 30 single stalks. Each Division is 3 stalks minimum. Better to plant 10 Divisions to ensure better survival and faster growth/establishment $52 Delivered.

Vetiver Grass $120 Delivered = 20 Divisions = 60 Stalks with 20 Empty Super Tubes for growing out prior to planting. 

(EACH Division of Vetiver Grass consists of 3 stalks that may be broken down again – however – you get faster growth from multiple stalks verses single stalks)

Vetiver Grass  $180 Delivered with One Full Clump 40 Divisions min = 120 Stalks. Pulled up and Trimmed with Stalks cut back to about 300 mm length with appx weight 15 kg (NO Tubes INCLUDED)

TO ESTABLISH VETIVER IN GROUND: One method is to dig a shallow trench and plant into trench that can be filled with water. Topsoil is removed and creates a clean bed to plant into.

Order at Bottom of Page = SEE Link Double Crop Food Gardens with Vetiver Hedges 

FREE SEED SAMPLES with EVERY VETIVER ORDER = You Receive a Green Leaf Fodder Sample Kit with Butterfly Pea (100 Seeds) + Hugh Desmanthus (500 Seeds) + Leucaena (100 Seeds) + Lucerne (500 Seeds) = Green Leaf Fodder is grown as Green Leaf for Chickens + Turkeys + Ducks + Geese. OPTION to SWITCH SEED by REQUEST to your Selection EG: Swap all 4 Seeds for One Seed Sample of Leucaena (400 Seeds)

Chrysopogon zizanioides

RESEARCH: Planting as part of New Hedge Garden to form complete enclosures. See Link Above for more details.  

Form and Function -Tussock Grass: Grows tall and erect to 1.5 metres. Individual plants form a thick dense tussock. May be planted as a hedge on edges of ponded water or where sufficient field moisture is available, in a watered garden for example. Vetiver grows locally to 2 metres on rainfall alone on blacksoil farming country in 600 mm rainfall. 

Fodder: Sheep and cattle will only occasionally nipple tips, leaving bulk of plant intact.

Mulch: Suitable for occasional cutting.

People: In Australia unknown, in India cosmetic oil is extracted.

Planting Window: Plant warm season. Avoid extreme heat unless extra regular watering is provided. Best to keep potted in a safe place until spring.

Maturity: Capable of growing to full size tussock that weighs to 30kg within 12 months. From that full size tussock you may make a hundred or more tussocks. Occasionally produces seed that is non-viable. Grown only from divisions.

Suitable Soil Type: Grown successfully at Janahn Forest on edge of dam in heavy box soil clay. Also grown in sand clay duplex soil with biochar plug, but not as vigorous.

Planting Methods: Dig a hole and backfill with tussock almost covered. Give it a few litres or more of water once a week until you see it start to prosper.


PHOTO 1: Vetiver planted last Summer 22 as a border hedge for this food crop garden. Current height is about 700 mm after 6 months. SEE SAME border hedge PHOTO 4 in Jan. 24 now 12 months old now forming a tight hedge formation. Vetiver is the ideal absorbent of measured human urine and manure especially when combined with Dung Beetles during Summer. 


PHOTO 2:  Hedge of Vetiver Grass in Background + Right Side. Location is Turkey Nest Garden. Vetiver is now 12 months old. Full size these plants will grow unattended to over 1.5 metres tall. Hedge is a Stonewall against encroaching grasses. We only maintain cultivation within the hedges. This “Turkey Nest” is now planted to Pumpkin that will yield until “first frost” May/June. Sheep will then have access to entire paddock prior to planting Daikon Radish. Date of Photo: January 2024


PHOTO 3: New  Turkey Nest Garden Hedges with 12 month Old Leucaena on Left + Vetiver in Background + Pitaya in Foreground. Leucaena + Vetiver is periodically cut as mulch to fed Turkey Nest.


PHOTO 4: Bucket of Human Manure laid close to Vetiver Hedge. Within 24 hours, all solids will be buried by Dung Beetles. Manure could be placed outside on otherside of hedge – it was laid here for better photo.  IT MAY BE POSSIBLE to FORM a HEDGE + DUNG BEETLE + MANURE SYSTEM on SCALE. Vetiver absorbs Nitrogen + Micro Nutrients that are then released as mulch back onto any type of Food Crop without applying raw manure to the crops.  DATE of PHOTO: Jan. 2024

NOTE: THESE are the Same SCARAB BEETLES that bury Cow Dung. Scarab Beetles are omnivores that are most active in moist soil when daytime temperatures exceed 27 degree C. They are attracted to dung + blood + offal + manure from mammals. Other Dung Beetle Species are also at work here.   


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