Dear Forum members,
I am trying to identify an appropriate leguminous(Nitrogen fixer) creeper/Live mulch for drip irrigated old Horticulture farm.
Basically we should be able to have 2 creeper plants near the drip micro tube openings on either ends of the periphery of the trees. So that 2 creeper plants per Horticulture tree can cover the gaps between trees and eliminate the need for weedicide.
Broad beans (Chikudi kai). Pros : 1 plant covers lot of area ; Cons : I heard it doesn’t give beans for lot of days
Cow pea : There is a creeper but I am not sure its marketable ? any idea
I have attached the pic of cow pea sold in Bangalore super markets but looks like a busy cow pea not a creeper. Not sure what variety it is
Here are the varities from Palekars book : Pusa Phalguni, Pusa Dophasali, C-152, C-20, Type-2, JC-5
Any other Nitroger fixing(leguminous) creeper that you suggest that, ?