Legume Root Nodules – Symbiotic, Not Bad

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March 18, 2011 by Leah

Googling “what are these furry things on the roots of my fava bean plants” was less than enlightening. Thank goodness my mother-in-law is a Master Gardener. Apparently the root nodules on my beans weren’t harmful, but helpful. (Also, beans generally self-pollinate. And, lettuce gets bitter and oozes white goo when it’s about to bolt.)

This still doesn’t explain the lack of beans. At least I can compost the plants.



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