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*the polyculture mix is repeated and then again followed by another ditch all the way up the hill
 
*the polyculture mix is repeated and then again followed by another ditch all the way up the hill
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===Planting Vetiver and Taking Cuttings===
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Planting vetiver is best done at the same time corn planting is done.  The rainy season should be well established by this time, around May and June, depending on the location, this rain will allow for there to be sufficient soil moisture for the vetiver.  If irrigation is available all year, then its best done when the danger of frost is gone. 
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Even though an adult vetiver plant is very strong and resilient, newly planted plants are delicate and should be treated well so that the seed will not fail.  Newly uprooted baby vetiver plants taken from the edges of older beds, should be placed in a nursery with high humidity.  Prune back baby grass leaves till the blades are only 20cm tall, this is partly because the disturbed and reduced root structure, after being dug out of the edge of the bed, can not support the same amount of foliage. Also prune back the roots to 10cm, partly for increased ease in replanting the baby vetiver.  Each plant must have 2 or 3 healthy looking stems. 
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== References ==
 
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