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Cowpea "Bisbee Red"

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New Mexico, USA

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Rampant, heat loving, drought tolerant grower. The sort of wonderful “rampant” Geoff Lawton talks about using to suppress weed growth in your main crop gardens. I grew 8 plants around corn, and they pulled some of the corn down! (Not harmed, though.)

Highly productive - great for a staple food crop. Those eight cowpea plants produced more than one quart of seed. The green pods were tasty, as were the leaves. Produces a lot of biomass for compost or mulching. A true multipurpose variety.

Grown in the hot high desert SW, zone 8a, in very sandy clay using permaculture and organic, low-nitrogen methods.

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Looking for: Interested in plants/seeds that can grow in zone 8a, preferably. Especially plants for desert or hot regions. Interested in all sorts of plants useful in permaculture, unusual legumes and other nitrogen fixers, fragrant plants, heat tolerant veggies, and native SW plants.