With all the lite rain, these peas and beans (legumes) are starting to thrive. Legumes have nitrogen-fixing bacteria in underground structures called root nodules. The root nodules convert nitrogen into ammonia (NH3) or related nitrogenous compounds.
Next season this 10 by 10-foot legume crop plot will be rotated to the root crop plot, and a leaf crop will be planted here in the old legume plot. This process of rotating crops is part of the crop rotation practice at the Veggie-Bed.