The person who posted asking what legumes to grow in their area prompted me to post this. I've waited a few days. Just now i was going to post directly to tropical since he's probably the main person who has the answers i am looking for. But then i thought a) who knows what else others may know and b) others may find this info useful, if not now, then later. So, I want to grow legumes in my garden. What are my choices and where are the best places to get seed and when should i plant them. I live in the tropics. We have a rainy hot season and usually (but not this year) a dry cool season. Before the rain comes its dry and very hot. Its very much like an Indian climate here but just not so intense. I live by the sea as well though not on the beach. I've thought peanuts would be good but i've noticed they are not usually grown at all down here on the coast. Maybe its too hot or mouldy for them. I want to use the legumes as green mulch but if some have food productive use, i'd like to be able to take advantage of that too since i eat a lot of legumes and I love peanuts. Should i plant during the wet to avoid the need to water them. Where else can i get info about growing legumes.