Nitrogen fixer

  • Nitrogen fixer

    Posted by Ole-Man on October 6, 2022 at 10:39 pm

    I like the idea of planting nitrogen fixing trees between fruit trees, however the tree I see used most often, the black locust doesn’t grow very well here I Louisiana 8a. Does anyone have a good alternative?

    KimC replied 8 months, 2 weeks ago 12 Members · 21 Replies
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  • Lilbit

    Member
    October 6, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    Mimosa I’m told.

    • Ole-Man

      Member
      October 7, 2022 at 11:25 pm

      Lil bit I know those grow here, I just didn’t know they were a nitrogen fixer. Thanks!

  • Fossilman

    Member
    October 6, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    Honey Locust tree

    • Ole-Man

      Member
      October 7, 2022 at 11:28 pm

      Fossilman I didn’t think those grew here but I’ll check. Thanks

  • Stpdsteve

    Member
    October 6, 2022 at 11:52 pm

    Autumn Olive and Russian olive. They start out as a shrub but grow as big as any tree.

    • Ole-Man

      Member
      October 7, 2022 at 11:31 pm

      Stpdsteve I’m not sure those will grow here but I have a short list to investigate now so thanks.

  • SteveKeen-RMF

    Member
    October 7, 2022 at 2:07 am

    Texas Redbud, Carmine Goumi and seaberry could work. Also you could look into some other plants.. Purple Hyacinth Bean, Cherokee Bean, red clover, plus the others adjust mentioned! Best of luck!

    • Ole-Man

      Member
      October 7, 2022 at 11:34 pm

      SteveKeen-RMF Thanks for the list! Some of those sound edible and that’s always a ++. Definitely on my list to research… 😎

  • Nannie6162

    Member
    October 7, 2022 at 5:19 pm

    redbud

  • Ole-Man

    Member
    October 7, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    I know that grows here! Didn’t know it was a nitrogen fixer though. Thanks

    • Lilbit

      Member
      October 8, 2022 at 12:15 am

      LOL. Not to be “fooled” by the weed chamber bitter that years ago I thought was a baby Mimosa sprouted up in my garden.😊

      • Ole-Man

        Member
        October 8, 2022 at 7:51 pm

        I hate it when that happens! LoL. 😎

  • B.Lynn

    Member
    October 10, 2022 at 1:15 am

    Redbuds are beautiful also and I have heard the seed pods are edible when young. Haven’t tried it. And my rabbits and goats love redbud and mimosa leaves.

    • Stacey-LDT_LLF

      Member
      October 13, 2022 at 7:40 pm

      Do you ever have any problems with your goats eating the seed pods? I’ve been aggressively removing the Mamosia’s from my property because of the seed pods and horror stories of how goats eat them and die.

      • B.Lynn

        Member
        October 15, 2022 at 4:04 pm

        We actually had a mimosa to die in our pasture and the goats ate the leaves quickly, but not the pods. Did not know that about them being posionous?

  • Danimal808

    Member
    December 24, 2022 at 1:00 am

    Has anyone grown or have a good source for Moringa seeds that are adapted to an arid climate like Las Vegas. I think they might be a good nitrogen fixer as well.

    • KimC

      Member
      December 24, 2022 at 2:27 am

      I’ve ordered moringa seeds from multiple places. The ones I had good germination rates for came from Mary’s (https://www.marysheirloomseeds.com/). You might also want to check out the Hollar Homestead on YT. They did a video not too long ago on planting nitrogen fixers between trees in their developing orchard. I can’t remember the names of the trees he was using for that, but here’s a link to their channel in case you want to check it out: https://www.youtube.com/@TheHollarHomestead/videos

      • Danimal808

        Member
        January 8, 2023 at 1:55 am

        Thank you, I will check those resources out πŸ˜πŸ€™πŸΎ

      • KimC

        Member
        January 8, 2023 at 4:38 am

        You’re welcome. Hope you find what works best for you.

  • AlphaDelta

    Member
    December 24, 2022 at 2:53 pm

    Research your nitrogen fixers before planting them. Some are alleopathic. Others are invasive, like the mesquites that I battle on our place.

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