Plant identification

Learn to identify plants we use in our farm.

Companion plants :

  • Ice cream bean – fruiting legumenus tree, distinct leaf between the other leaves. See picture below.
  • Flemingia – bushy plant, normally planted in rows. Alley cropping. used for chop and drop
  • Mexican sunflower – Tithonia diversifolia is a species of flowering used for chop and drop
  • Vetiver grassChrysopogon zizanioides for erosion control and used for chop and drop
  • Pinto peanut – relative of the peanut but does not make it, nitrogen fixing plant and good ground cover. Edible yellow flower. See picture below.

Fast fruiting plants:

  • Banana
  • Papaya
  • Passion fruit
  • Dragon fruit
  • Pineapple
  • Tomato
  • Cucumber

Edible herbs: