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Here you will find growing guides on the many plants that provide various uses on the suburban permaculture homestead. I only include plants here that I actually grow or have experience with.


Growing Jackfruit

Jackfruit Description Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) are the world’s largest and one of it’s most impressive tree-borne fruit. A single fruit could be as large as …

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Vetiver hedge at Boobook Farm

What is Vetiver? Is vetiver the most amazing plant ever? In short, probably. Vetiver (Chrysopogon zizanioides) is a perennial clumping grass originally from India and …

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Dragon fruit (Pitaya)

Growing Dragon Fruit

What are Dragon Fruit? Dragon fruit or pataya (Hylocereus sp.) are fruiting cactuses from South America. The fruit is very popular in Asia and is …

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growing bananas

What Are Bananas? Bananas are one of the most productive and easy to grow crops around. They are the world’s favourite tropical fruit. The fruit …

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