Lupins are one of my favourite flowers. Now, I’m not as interested in growing flowers as I am fruit and veg.

However, I do enjoy growing Lupins.

Maybe, it’s because they not only look pretty and come in a range of bright colours, but they also have a practical application.

Lupin are legumes

Lupins are legumes, which puts them in the same family as common veg such as:

  • peas
  • beans
  • lentils
  • chickpeas

And all legumes fix nitrogen. That means they absorb nitrogen out of the air and deposit it back into the soil.

Nitrogen is a key element for health plant growth. So I’m fascinated by pioneer plants that can fix nitrogen back into the soil.


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