kangaroo grass by koalagardens

kangaroo grass

This was the staple grain harvested for tens of thousands of years by our indigenous custodians. It is a super grain - don't let its looks fool you. Bakers who are now experimenting with it find it is many times more potent as what have become traditional grains.
It actually accelerates the baking process, and breaks down gluten. It has a beautiful smell while cooking and a nutty flavour.
The best thing is it grows in drought, floods, poor soils and harsh conditions. In fact about the only thing that seems to kill it is use of super phosphate fertilisers.
Finally - it enriches the soil where it grows, and self sows, or responds well to hand harvesting resowing. What could be better?
Continuing my botanical theme for the month and daily theme of native grasses on my property.
I'm trialing collecting and growing the seeds of kangaroo grass at the moment for the "wild " section of my garden. Why buy ornamentals? And now you've given me all these other benefits to think about. Thank you.
May 22nd, 2020  
Sounds like a wonder grain ! Great shot with the glitter of light on the grass , nice background edit !
May 22nd, 2020  
great focus
May 22nd, 2020  
Beautiful focus on this wonder grain.
May 22nd, 2020  
superb focus.
May 22nd, 2020  
Beautiful shot and interesting information
May 22nd, 2020  
So many heritage crops that we need to take a new look at.
May 22nd, 2020  
A great photo and fabulous information :)
May 22nd, 2020  
Great focus and dof.
May 22nd, 2020  
A nice shot and an interesting story.
May 22nd, 2020  
bep
Nice capture, thanks for the interesting information.
May 22nd, 2020  
Great pov and details.
May 22nd, 2020  
You missed one on your list- wonderful to photograph!
May 22nd, 2020  
@olivetreeann ha, good point!
May 22nd, 2020  
@gardencat yes the introduction of cattle, sheep and horses has denuded our soil here so terribly, and the use of superphosphates, well we all know that one, then with floods and drought and every larger desert areas, this would be ideal on every level. for greedy white man though it won't produce at the rate of commercial crops, but then it won't take the costs to produce either.
May 22nd, 2020  
good DoF
May 23rd, 2020  
Wow! What a treat to have them growing near you
May 23rd, 2020  
Nice capture.
May 23rd, 2020  
Interesting plant! Thanks for the info.
May 23rd, 2020  
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