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Crop rotation, if I don't eat many legumes (only beans & snow peas) what else can I put in this bed?

Submitted: 10:59AM, 21 Jun 2016
Answer: Hi Vixy,
Thank you for contacting us regarding growing Legumes. The family Fabaceae is the third largest family in the plant world, the root nodules can convert the nitrogen out of the air into Nitrogen nutrients. The process is called Nitrogen Fixation. Peas and beans are the two most common legume plants, however, there are other crops you may choose to grow such as alfalfa, red clover, broad bean and peanut. Harvesting pea sprout is another way to enjoy the delicate crop, adding the extra green to your fresh salad or stir fry, pick them when young and this can encourage bushy growth as well.

Hope this helps and happy gardening.

Best Regards,
Yates Horticulturalist

Answered: 12:00PM, 21 Jun 2016


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