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looking for yellow lupin seeds
« on: March 24, 2009, 10:18:25 pm »
hello. i have an elderly polish gentleman friend who stops to talk to me when i'm on my smallholding. he has some amazing things to tell, from POW camps to field crops of gherkins! today he was telling me of fields of yellow lupin that were grown for green manure before a wheat crop that smelled beautiful.fieldfulls like we see OSR now. i would like to try to get some seed and grow some for him (and my garden) but i cant find any yellow lupin seed - lupinus luteus i think, rather than the usual white annual lupin. can anybody help?

it also crossed my mind that they are clearly left to flower whereas you usually dig in green manure before it flowers so i wonder if they collected the seed. perhaps for animal feed?

thanks
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HappyHippy

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Re: looking for yellow lupin seeds
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2009, 10:25:13 am »

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Re: looking for yellow lupin seeds
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2009, 10:09:12 pm »
thats fantastic - thanks

 

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