Seed Swaps

April Showers

21 Apr 2011
Cloudy 8°C / 46°F

We’ve been getting a ton of rain recently (just look at the swollen Potomac!) so I am expecting some really beautiful May flowers!
Although not the most ideal day for them, I planted my beans and cucumbers this morning. I soaked most overnight, with the grand plans of covering the beans with inoculant, and promptly planted them without doing so! I spread the packet of innoculant into the soil with the beans, and watered well with the hopes that my bacterial friends can still get in there and do their thing!
I also have a bunch of sweet peas sprouting from my second planting. I soaked these guys for 24 hours before planting, and that seemed to make a huge difference from my first failed planting.




You’re certainly right about the Potomac! My wife and I went biking along the river a few days ago, we were amazed at how high it was! Many of our favorite landmarks were submerged, huge sticks / branches were being carried down, it was awesome and frightful at the same time!

I have 3 pea varieties I planted earlier, without any innoculant, so far they look good. Next year I’ll have to try ONE variety with and without as an experiment.

Posted on 22 Apr 11 (about 7 years ago)

Glad you guys stayed a safe distance away – too many people underestimate that river!

I’ve grown beans in the last couple of years without innoculant and they’ve done okay so I’m really hoping that the innoculant gives them that extra push towards doing really well! We shall see for sure. I’m curious about your peas too – I hope they do well (cuz we know they’ve definitely been getting enough water!).

Posted on 23 Apr 11 (about 7 years ago)

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