[permaculture] Nitrogen-fixing plants, hay/forage crops, shrubs & trees

Lawrence F. London, Jr. lfl at intrex.net
Sun Jan 7 03:13:41 EST 2007

Nitrogen-fixing plants, hay/forage crops, shrubs & trees:

Is there a formula for determining a ratio of these plants to
others, not nitrogen-fixing, optimum for well-planned permaculture systems on an acre of land?
This assumes typical homestead land use with self-sufficiency features built in. Also assuming
minimum or no external nitrogenous inputs such as biomass, manures or industrial, food-industry or farm
byproducts (spoiled hay, grain, soy meal or sileage).

Also, considering variety of N2-fixing bacteria strains appropriate for various plant varieties and the strengths
and perisitence of colonies of these on a given piece of land, how much diversity of N2-fixing plant material is advisable?

Lawrence F. London, Jr.
Venaura Farm
lfl at intrex.net

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