Nitrogen-fixing Legumes

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.

root crops

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.

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Tom Myrick

"When life kicks you in the butt, use it as energy for forward motion", Tom Myrick. I graduated from the Media Production Technology Curriculum at Tidewater Community College in 1988. Working as a professional Media Production Specialist/Photojournalist for most of my adult life, I became proficient in many aspects of multimedia production. In 2006, I completed the Master Gardener program and started attending horticulture classes at a local community college. Writing, photography, and gardening are passions of mine; altogether, a “marriage made in heaven". Having a diversified set of work skills and a lifetime of experience, I currently write for several online vegetable gardening publications and own a landscaping business. My mission is to encourage vegetable gardening throughout the world. Play in the dirt, Tom