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    Good thread... Wish I'd done this for my beans - 1 whole tray of pots failed.

    Other trays 50% failure. At least if I'd done this I could have saved the wait and disappointment of no beans to plant on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4Shoes View Post
    Good thread... Wish I'd done this for my beans - 1 whole tray of pots failed.

    Other trays 50% failure. At least if I'd done this I could have saved the wait and disappointment of no beans to plant on.
    I guess you still can. I believe it is recommended that you keep sowing beans every 3-4 weeks for a regular, non-stop supply. Plus, being the nitrogen-fixers that they are, most other vegetables are happy to have them growing near them. I have them growing between strawberries. The new lot will be put in with the spinach. I may even try a few with tomatoes, maybe some in the rose pots. I only wish cabbages didn't dislike them so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Runtpuppy View Post
    I guess you still can. I believe it is recommended that you keep sowing beans every 3-4 weeks for a regular, non-stop supply. Plus, being the nitrogen-fixers that they are, most other vegetables are happy to have them growing near them. I have them growing between strawberries. The new lot will be put in with the spinach. I may even try a few with tomatoes, maybe some in the rose pots. I only wish cabbages didn't dislike them so much.
    As it gets later in the season, for anyone wanting to sow more peas its best to switch to "early" varieties. I know this sounds a bit "bass-ackwards" but the reason is earlies mature quicker, so they have a better chance of finishing before the weather intervenes, if sown in July/August say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickdub View Post
    As it gets later in the season, for anyone wanting to sow more peas its best to switch to "early" varieties. I know this sounds a bit "bass-ackwards" but the reason is earlies mature quicker, so they have a better chance of finishing before the weather intervenes, if sown in July/August say.
    Oh, that makes sense! Never thought of that...

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    Never even thought of this, thanks. Will try with my next lot. Beans I sowed out have been iffy, only a few coming up.
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