Beginner inoculant question
Hi- as a brand-new beginner vegie gardener I've been trawling these boards for advice & info, all of which seems to suggest that I'll be best off planting my bean seeds with inoculant. However I've not been able to find any inoculant for sale at any gardening store I've tried here, and I keep being told I'll be fine just planting my beans and watching them grow.
The thing is I'm growing my beans in potting mix (in very big pots against a security grille in full sun) so I'm pretty sure there's no way the 'beneficial bacteria' are already going to present. Are my beans destined to fail unless I look harder & get ready to spend money on inoculant? Or might they be fine, with enough compost, water & anxious first-timer care?
I need to get them started soon- the weather here in Sydney will be too hot for healthy seedlings pretty soon- so any advice at all would be much appreciated.