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Old 13-03-2003, 05:08 AM
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Default Nitrogen Inoculant for sugar pea, "Little Sweetie"

I am making my first try at growing sugar peas this year. The seed package
suggests that to increase yields I should dust the seeds with nitrogen
inoculant just before planting. The information on the seed package seems
aimed at large commercial growers as well as home growers like me, so it's
hard to tell which instructions are for which type of grower.

Is the use of inoculant practical advice for a home grower of just a few
plants? If the answer is yes, where do I get the correct inoculant? I have
asked the company where I bought the seeds this question, but have not
received an answer so far. The seed variety is "Little Sweetie 231A.
Edible podded peas. Compact dwarf bushes produce highly concentrated yields
of 2 1/2 inch long, bright green tender sweet pods."

Thanks for any help,

Paul Hand



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Old 13-03-2003, 11:56 AM
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Any good garden center should have it. It will be labeled something like
"bean and pea innoculant"; it's not specific the variety of legume. A little
packet of it costs a few dollars and is usually enough for several packet of
seeds. It looks like powdered charcoal; you put your peas in a bucket,
moisten them, then sprinkle on enough innoculant to coat them lightly. Then
plant right away. Alternatively, you can sprinkle innoculant in the
planting row.

It really does help with the vigor and yield of the plants, and is worth
seeking out.

Good luck with your sugar peas. It's time to plant here, but I have to
wait until the snow melts from the garden.

Cheers,
Sue


"Paul Hand" wrote in message
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I am making my first try at growing sugar peas this year. The seed

package
suggests that to increase yields I should dust the seeds with nitrogen
inoculant just before planting. The information on the seed package seems
aimed at large commercial growers as well as home growers like me, so it's
hard to tell which instructions are for which type of grower.

Is the use of inoculant practical advice for a home grower of just a few
plants? If the answer is yes, where do I get the correct inoculant? I

have
asked the company where I bought the seeds this question, but have not
received an answer so far. The seed variety is "Little Sweetie 231A.
Edible podded peas. Compact dwarf bushes produce highly concentrated

yields
of 2 1/2 inch long, bright green tender sweet pods."

Thanks for any help,

Paul Hand





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Old 13-03-2003, 02:20 PM
Tom & Debbie
 
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Default Nitrogen Inoculant for sugar pea, "Little Sweetie"

Is there a shelf life for innoculant...I have some left sitting in my
cabinet from a year or two ago and was wondering if it is still effective?
debbie
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Any good garden center should have it. It will be labeled something like
"bean and pea innoculant"; it's not specific the variety of legume. A

little
packet of it costs a few dollars and is usually enough for several packet

of
seeds. It looks like powdered charcoal; you put your peas in a bucket,
moisten them, then sprinkle on enough innoculant to coat them lightly.

Then
plant right away. Alternatively, you can sprinkle innoculant in the
planting row.

It really does help with the vigor and yield of the plants, and is worth
seeking out.

Good luck with your sugar peas. It's time to plant here, but I have to
wait until the snow melts from the garden.

Cheers,
Sue


"Paul Hand" wrote in message
...
I am making my first try at growing sugar peas this year. The seed

package
suggests that to increase yields I should dust the seeds with nitrogen
inoculant just before planting. The information on the seed package

seems
aimed at large commercial growers as well as home growers like me, so

it's
hard to tell which instructions are for which type of grower.

Is the use of inoculant practical advice for a home grower of just a few
plants? If the answer is yes, where do I get the correct inoculant? I

have
asked the company where I bought the seeds this question, but have not
received an answer so far. The seed variety is "Little Sweetie 231A.
Edible podded peas. Compact dwarf bushes produce highly concentrated

yields
of 2 1/2 inch long, bright green tender sweet pods."

Thanks for any help,

Paul Hand







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Old 13-03-2003, 09:08 PM
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Default Nitrogen Inoculant for sugar pea, "Little Sweetie"

In article ,
Tom & Debbie wrote:
Is there a shelf life for innoculant...I have some left sitting in my
cabinet from a year or two ago and was wondering if it is still effective?
debbie


Check the label, it probably gives some information.

Like any other living thing, it won't last forever. But if you can keep
it cool and away from the damp, it will almost certainly be ok for a year,
probably considerably more.

-frank
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