After your Vetiver plants have about a year’s growth on them, you may decide to divide and transplant some plants to erosion prone areas of your small-holding.
How to transplant your Vetiver to other areas of your urban farm:
- Select a strong Vetiver plant from the most stabilized area of your system.
- Divide it in half. Then again and again, until each Vetiver plant consists of 2-3 slips.
- Store in a bucket with 4″ water.
- Dig a small, 4-6″ trench perpendicular to the high water flow area.
- Place a vetiver slip each 4-6 inches
- Fill in with Soil, tamp in carefully with your foot.
- Water them in, so all their roots settle into place.
- Cut tops to about 12-18″ to reduce stress and promote stronger root growth and tillering.
- Double up vetiver in high water flow areas. You can even lay down triple lines of Vetiver grass to secure your Soil and quickly stabilize an area.