what legumes suggest in our garden?
Hi, Have been interested this year in growing various types of beans, peas, peanuts, crowder peas, yrd-long etc as well as a little alfalfa & some fava. Still have space for more. The fava, btw, are doing well as shade for the tomatoes, a totally accidental discovery as they were meant to be used as fertilizer & mulch & are still alive althought it is up to 109deg here this week. Well we'll see. I use these beans etc to put N into the soil as well as provde 'dry matter' for compost & mulch in addition to having a crop available all season. I am not tilling anymore, actually just 'mixing' compost & 'organic' fert. into top couple inches of initially, double-dug, 3ft wide beds. We are in an arid climate & sandy-loam, well drained, too well drained, soil. Do you have any suggestions as to what legumes we should be experimenting with in the future? These things really fascinate me. We also have several leguminous trees around here & almost everything will grow here. Thanks!