Pretty Not, Useful Yes Nodules

Peanut is not a strange plant to us anymore. It is one of the best growing plants in Blueboots Farm and we have always them stocked for our ever-popular peanut butter.

Classified as both grain and legume, peanut is known for its nitrogen-fixing bacteria in its root nodules. What’s so unique about this is that the nodules contain symbiotic bacteria called rhizobia, which captures nitrogen gas from the atmosphere and convert it into ammonia. This is then assimilated into amino acids, nucleotides and other things such as vitamins.

Could you see the round bits along the roots? Those are the nodules!

Peanut is great to be planted in our farm, because it provides the soil with the necessary nitrogen which makes it naturally fertile especially for the next plant growing there.    

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