Longtime Maine farmer and homesteader Will Bonsall shares his knowledge and experience with different vegetable legumes.
Vegetable legume plants—beans and peas—are able to host bacteria that converts atmospheric nitrogen (N2) into nitrate (NO3). The legume plants then use the converted nitrate to build proteins.
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In "Will Bonsall's Essential Guide to Radical, Self-Reliant Gardening", author Will Bonsall employs a unique clarity of vision that extends all the way from the finer points of soil fertility and seed saving to exploring how we can transform civilization and make our world a better, more resilient place.