Legumes

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This group of plants has outstanding agricultural importance, not only for the principal products the pulses such as peas and beans which have been staple human and animal foods, but also because of their ability to capture and fix nitrogen from the atmosphere. Legumes do this by means of their root nodules. For this reason they are particularly valuable for crop rotations, especially when crops are grown organically with no artificial fertiliser being used.

As well as peas and beans plants such as clover and soya beans, lupins, lucerne, sainfoin, lentils, chick peas are all legumes. Even some weeds such as medick trefoil and vetch.

List of crops

List of crops for legume area for plot. 
  • Peas
  • Broad Beans
  • Runner Beans
  • Spinach
  • Sweetcorn
  • Onions
  • Leeks
  • Garlic
  • Salads

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