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Aromatics : Open Squat Toilets Area - What to plant nearby (tropics) ?

 
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Hi permies,

I am in Mali a dry arid tropical country.

We use open air squat toilets in my village and the nearby area is invaded with grass. I wanted to know what type of plants I could plant in the vicinity (aromatic plants for instance ?) to replace this grass.
I am considering Lemon Grass, but maybe you'll have other suggestions ?

Thank you,

Eli
 
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Lemon Grass looks like it would be a good choice:






I would like to suggest rosemary since it smells so good:



 
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Hi Anne,

Thanks for the reply !

Do you think basilic might be a good option as well ? It is really adapted to the land and climate, we even have some wild species here.
 
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The only basil I have tried to grow is the Purple basil.



Such pretty blooms:



Ocimum basilicum var. purpureum

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_opal_basil

It is really pretty and would make a great contrast with the colors of the other plants.

And this one with the contrast of purple flowers and green leaves is strikingly pretty:





Late summer Thai basil flowers

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thai_basil

Thai basil, Ocimum basilicum var. thyrsiflora

It has been a long time since I grew basil that I don't remember the smell.



 
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