I'd suggest multi-function plants and trees that both fix nitrogen and provide a yield. For example for both nitrogen fixation and food (depending on your local climate) you could try Inga Bean, perennial runner beans, pigeon pea,…"
"Count another vote for tagasaste. As well as the above, it flowers in August so we have bee fodder from then until the Houhere finishes flowering in May. Throw in plenty of calendula and you have almost year-round flowers, the cows love it too. They…"
"Like you Nicholas, I also worked on the basis that coprosma is an N fixer but that idea turns out to have come from a single paper that was looking at some other properties and mentioned in passing that the axils bore a resemblance to those on…"
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Growing lots of different veges, herbs, fruits and nuts and always looking for more information to grow more, more sustainably. Currently looking to establish a food forest and move away from the style traditional orchard and the associated single level production that I have now with nil soil benefits.
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sorry the first message you got was spam John! welcome to Ooooby, food forests are a becoming a nice obsession to me too, establishing our version here in Greymouth, hope you find inspiration here, its a wonderful site.