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Where do you folks get your nitrogen fixing herbaceous seeds?

 
Isaac Hill
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I'm working on building a swale and hugelkuture-berm system for my zone 2. I need to seed the berm with nitrogen fixers by spring, and am wondering what companies you recommend as to get the seeds?
 
David Goodman
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The grocery store.

Lentils, chick peas, dry green peas, cowpeas, etc. I buy them by the bag, soak, then wing them out. My hugelkultur bed is seeded solely with bagged dry legumes this year.

I've also scored nitrogen-fixers from the oriental/Indian markets. Fenugreek, pigeon peas and others are easily available.

And my amaranth, quinoa, rye, wheat and amaranth seeds came from the bulk bins at a local organic market.

Cheap, cheap, cheap and the germination rates have been more than acceptable.

 
John Polk
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If you are talking about ground covers like clovers, I would suggest getting them locally. You can get a lower price on the internet, but when you add the shipping on 25-50# bags, have you really saved anything?

For N fixing trees and shrubs, either of these two will give you good selections,and fair prices:

http://jlhudsonseeds.net/
http://www.treeshrubseeds.com/default.htm
 
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