Planting pigeon peas and other legumes also enriches the soil with nitrogen. They're good to grow, crazy with nutrients and great to eat. I'm already planning what to cook up with my first harvest.
"There's an endless number of things you can do with beans -- Mexican on Monday, Mediterranean on Wednesday, you never get bored," Linda says. In her Wildly Affordable Organic classes, she shows people how to prepare one pot of beans three different ways.