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Feed Your Soil and Your Soul with Lupines

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Feed Your Soil and Your Soul with Lupines

Lupines (lupins) have been in cultivation in both the old and new worlds for more than four thousand years. Lupine seeds have been found in Egyptian tombs and in Peru, the National Museum of Lima displays leaf imprints of Andean pearl lupine (also called ”Tarwi”) as evidence of use in pre-Incan cultures.  There are hundreds of wild and cultivated varieties of lupines in nearly every corner of the earth. Most modern cultivars used for landscape gardens retain the alkaline characteristics of wild lupines, making them unsuitable for use as a grain but an excellent green manure and nitrogen fixer for depleted...

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