***NOT TO TAS*** (Lupinus angustifolius) Attractive plant producing edible, dry seed. Commonly used as green manure crop adding nitrogen, phosphorus & organic matter to the soil. Due to its long tap root it is capable of extracting a wide range of nutrients & is useful for breaking up hard, compacted soils. Also useful in attracting bees, butterflies & other beneficial insects to the garden. Disease resistant.
Best grown on well drained & sandy loam soils.
When grown as a green manure crop, plants are best dug back into the soil when the leaves are still fresh & green after approx. 8 weeks after planting. Allow the green manure to break down in the soil for up to 4 weeks before planting any vegetables.