Pigeon pea is one of the most common tropical and subtropical legumes cultivated for its edible seeds. Pigeon pea is fast growing, hardy, widely adaptable, and drought resistant. Because of its drought resistance it can be considered of utmost importance for food security in areas where rainfall is not reliable and droughts are likely to occur. At the end of the dry season, pigeon pea provides green forage of outstanding value when other forages are not available. Considered a superfood for soil, as it improves soil fertility by adding atmospheric nitrogen. A good choice for a permaculture garden (a sustainable, organic garden).