any experience grandulated bean inoculant?
I am considering buying grandular bean inoculant. Anyone used it. Does it work ok for you?
Has anyone planted legumes without inoculant. What where the results? I guess I am asking does inoculant help much.
I have planted legumes this summer, but expanded my garden a bit. Will the bacteria be in the new part of the garden or do I need to inoculate it?
I want to plant the beans now for a fall crop but have not ordered the inoculant yet. I was going to just sprinkle the stuff on the soil when it arrives. Would that be good enough?
I have no clue about all this. I was wondering if the inoculant helps only at planting time or can it but used throughout the season?
I have always wondered if the hot air kills the bacteria on the coated seed before it is planted. I try to plant as soon as possible after coating the seeds, but they are still exposed to the air.
They always say to keep the soil mulched, since uncovered soil, kills the soil microbs. To me that would mean the inoculation powder would be killed when exposed to sun.
Any ideas or guesses I would be glad to hear it.
I am wondering if I will get any or many wax beans/limas to justify fall planting. I sure got zero this spring. The green beans all dryed up in the heat before producing, and the limas refused to sprout since I tried the infamous 3 sisters garden and I suspect too much shade to sprout. Black eyes peas produced about 1 dozen pods before 100+ weather set in and refused to set more. They have just started producing pods again, since we have had temps in the 80s. Do not like the black eyed peas. I wonder in the hot weather is affecting their taste. I have never eaten green black eyed peas before. I thought the they would be good since I like them dry.
I have bought other types to see if I like the flavor better. Some pink eye, purple hill, crowders, and a few creams.
texas weather, UG!