Adam Taggart
By Adam Taggart on Sat, May 24, 2014 - 4:54pm

Sugar Snap Peas & Nitrogen-Fixing

Just harvested these babies from the garden:

Few tastes mark the arrival of summer like fresh snap peas...

I recently planted corn in the same box as these peas, with the idea that the peas will provide a nitrogen boost to help the corn grow.

My understanding is that the nitrogen doesn't really get released until the pea plants die and their roots start decomposing. Apparently its this root decomposition that creates the nitrogen burst.