2883Re: Lotus edulis
- Aug 3, 2008As I have a shortage on herbaceous nitrogen fixers and soil improvers,
especially self-seeding ones, let alone ones which yield something
reasonably edible, I'm always keeping an eye open for any possible
option. So I had a look for informations about Lotus edulis and it's
preferred and/or tolerated living conditions. To get an idea whether
it might be worth to consider this, one might want to take a look at:
For a comparison with the asparagus pea see:
For my poor and acid soil, so far - after trials with about a dozen
different at least halfway promissing species - only the sowing of
Lespedeza cuneata was successful in the long run. Unfortunately it
doesn't self-seed on my location, but is amazingly shade tolerant.
Though reportedly a low growing shrub, it grows more like a scraggy
grass - though the leaves are of course different.
Among the others I also tried to cultivate the perennial shrub Cajanus
cajan, the pigeon pea. But either it was one of those missing the
appropriate soil bacteria, or it wasn't a suitable variety, or both.
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