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Posts Tagged ‘beans’

Red Rice Beans – Grow ‘Em Then Eat ‘Em!

As promised, the long-awaited (snort) post on Vigna umbellata, the red rice bean. First, some background…  The red rice bean is one of the top five most commonly grown green manure/cover crops in the world.  It grows thickly enough to control weeds, and fixes nitrogen in the soil.  The stems can be used as animal […]

Summer Doldrums

It’s been slow around here at the Homestead, between it being plain too hot to be outside much, and dodging random near-hurricanes.  The veg garden is doing as well as can be expected in this time of whiteflies and squash bugs.  The inside tomatoes are still gamely putting out fruit, and the outside ones are […]