Thursday, July 3, 2014

hairy vetch II

this evening's haul form outside was three hundred and five seed pods...the number of seeds per pod is variable and it ranged from one to seven...five or six, like the one in the middle photo was the usual...the bottom photo is some of the nine hundred and seventy one seeds those pods yielded...they will be going into beds around any number of gardens later this autumn, innoculated with rhizobia and intended to produce usual they will be planted with winter rye to take up and store excess nitrogen not utilized by the the spring some will be turned under to improve the soil and there will be stands that are allowed to reach maturity and produce seed again in this open-ended process of, if not sustainability, then locally produced organic fertility.

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