Jim Porter wrote:Nick,
- Erythrina herbacea (coral bean)
Jim, coral bean looks like a possibility for us. Have you grown it? I'm wondering how drought tolerant it is, and how well it would do in sandy, acidic low fertility soil.
Nick Garbarino wrote:Thanks Jason. Any idea where one might acquire some coral bean plants? Or should I plant seeds?
Nick Garbarino wrote:Thanks Tim! I just happen to be making a trip to Tallahassee soon, so I'm going to stop by there and pick up a few goumis. Really appreciate it. Are you anywhere near Hernando county? Are you growing a food forest?
Nathan Selikoff wrote:Hey all, I'm also in Orange County (Orlando). I've read that Moringa, classified as a legume, has some nitrogen fixing capabilities, although it is not considered a nitrogen fixer. It has a lot of other desirable characteristics, however (good for animal fodder, chop & drop, edible nutritious leaves, grows fast, living fence, drought tolerant, responds well to pruning and coppicing).
Nitrogen Fixing Tree Start-up Guide (http://www.echocommunity.org/resource/collection/E66CDFDB-0A0D-4DDE-8AB1-74D9D8C3EDD4/N-Fixing_Tree_Start-up_Guide_[NFTA].pdf) that includes tropical, semi-tropical, arid lists with some overlap of what's been shared here.
Xisca Nicolas wrote:I also have moringa, and yellow leaves problem, that went out (the problem, not the leaves!) with pee...
I supposed it lacked the right rhizobium bacteria....
So, fixing nitrogen is not so sure with legumes!