Common Vetch

Common vetch is growing in many of our beds.  It has a pretty little purple flower that is blooming now.

Vetches are used as a leguminous cover crop; notice the little legume seed pod by my pinky finger.  Their roots fix nitrogen in the soil, and the flowers draw beneficial insects.

This is one of the ‘volunteers’ growing that we don’t mind, since it is doing some work.

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  1. Mom says:

    Thinking about you all as you go into the second market day. I hope it is some less stressful than the first one last Saturday. We have enjoyed all of the greens you shared with us all week. Had collards again tonight and mixed salad greens at lunch. Let us know how tomorrow goes.

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