Crotalaria pallida was primarily grown as nitrogen fixer and cover crop in plantations in the early days before mucuna bracteata and a few other legumes become popular. For small backyard gardens like ours, crotalaria pallida is both useful and suitable. Its very manageable and neat. If it grows too tall and leggy, it wouldn't mind a bit of pruning.
I will recommend crotalaria pallida to anyone,
as cover crop and nitrogen fixers
and it has beauty to match.
|Pic 1: Crotalia pallida alongside Mengkudu|
Three crotalaria pallida at the edge of mengkudu tree.
Lighter green of crotalaria soften
the extremely rich green of mengkudu
|Pic 2: Crotalaria Pallida in rows as companions |
to a few banana trees
(not visible in this picture)
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