2nd Gen black eyed pea sprouts.
2 week old 2nd Gen black eyed peas.
It wouldn't be right if I didn't give at least some credit Gregor Mendel for this little experiment. I am taking a genetics course this semester. Get out your Punnett Squares!
While these legumes may not produce much this fall season, they still can serve a purpose:
Legumes make excellent cover crop because:
- They germinate easily
- Require no application of fertilizer
- They form a complimentary relationship with nitrogen-fixing bacteria which, to make a long story short, take nitrogen from the air and make it into fertilizer that benefit the plants, which in turn let the bacteria benefit from the nutrient supply along their intricate subterranean highway system.
- They make exquisite shade for tiny fall spinach seedlings, giving them a chance to get going during these Texas fall days that can go from 45 at night to 90 during the day.