The smell of small block suc­cess

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There aren’t many plants you can grow that don’t re­quire time and money, and usu­ally lots of both, but this old-fash­ioned plant is tak­ing on new busi­ness, and it’s a life­style block-sized crop.

There aren’t many plants you can grow that don’t re­quire time and money, and usu­ally lots of both. If it’s veg­eta­bles, it’s a large area of land and hard daily labour; if it’s fruit, it’s a big in­vest­ment and then years of tend­ing be­fore you see a crop; if it’s flow­ers, it’s a mil­lion dol­lar in­vest­ment in glasshouses and a lot of hot, hard work. But this old-fash­ioned plant is tak­ing on new busi­ness, and it’s a life­style block-sized crop.

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