• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

What nitrogen fixer for orangery plants  RSS feed

 
André Troylilas
Posts: 149
Location: North of France
5
bee bike forest garden
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi,

I live in a 7a zone, and I love plants that need to be in 8-11 zones.
I know it's bad, but anyway, it's a pleasure to eat fresh citrus fruits in winter.
As I put them back in the orangery during the autumn, I have to grow them in big pots.
I use organic fertilizer, but would love to get nitrogen fixers in the same container.

I'm looking for crawling plant that would cover the mulched soil. As much as I like climbing peas, my wife won't like it, so crawling or small is good.

Any idea?

Thanks.
 
Charli Wilson
Posts: 312
Location: Derbyshire, UK
9
cat chicken urban
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Birdsfoot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)? Or some form of clover?

Both don't get too tall, but can be 'mowed' with a pair of scissors to be kept lower.
 
André Troylilas
Posts: 149
Location: North of France
5
bee bike forest garden
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Thanks Charli.
I have some red clover seeds, so I will give it a try.
If anyone has an idea for other nitrogen fixer, crawling if possible, let me know.
 
Alder Burns
pollinator
Posts: 1389
Location: northern California
46
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
What about sensitive plant (Mimosa pudica)? It's a small creeping legume, tropical so it's amenable to your treatment of the citrus. And the way the leaves fold up when you touch them is way cool!
 
André Troylilas
Posts: 149
Location: North of France
5
bee bike forest garden
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I have had this plant in the past, several times indeed.
My kids and myself must have killed them by "overstressing" them.
 
moose poop looks like football shaped elk poop. About the size of this tiny ad:
This is an example of the new permies.com Thread Boost feature
https://permies.com/wiki/61482/Thread-Boost-feature
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!