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Re: Re: planting lupinus next to herbs

Message from Lisa

In forum: Lupinus 'The Governor'

Thanks for your reply! It is really helpful info. All the best :0))

  • Posted: Tue. 15th June 2010 21:28

Re: planting lupinus next to herbs

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Lupinus 'The Governor'

Hi, Lisa,
From everything I have heard or read, it is a good idea to plant Lupinus near herbs as well as vegetable crops. Though many parts of the plant are toxic, it appears that the toxicity does not enter the soil (but don't quote me on that, please!!). In fact, Lupinus, being in the Legume family, are beneficial because they are nitrogen-fixers, which means they add nitrogen to the soil - an essential nutrient most plants need (and veg especially). Many organic gardening sites recomment planting Lupinus in the garden.
Kathy C.

  • Posted: Tue. 15th June 2010 19:32

planting lupinus next to herbs

Question from Lisa

In forum: Lupinus 'The Governor'

Is it possible to plant lupinus next to herbs? say thyme, rosemary etc - will it contaminate the herbs? As have read these are toxic if ingested.

Thanks

  • Posted: Sun. 13th June 2010 19:07

Re: Luipinus tequila Flame

Message from Katy Elton

In forum: Lupinus 'Tequila Flame'

Hi Monnee,

Lupinus ‘Tequila Flame’ (http://www.shootgardening.co.uk/plant/lupinus-tequila-flame) should be fine in your raised bed. It’s a hardy plant, so you won’t need to remove it in winter. Simply deadhead after flowering, and just to be on the safe side protect the crown with horticultural fleece or something similar over winter.

If your bed is fairly exposed you might want to consider staking the plant to help it stay upright and not get bent over by winds.

Don’t forget to add it to your ‘plants I have’ list to receive regular care instructions and information.

Good luck and let us know how you get on!

Katy

  • Posted: Fri. 4th June 2010 14:10