Planting french filet beans
Well, the “big storm” isn’t here just yet. Although we have experienced very light showers, we hope the rain will increase after all the plantings we did in the garden to give the seeds and plants and deep soaking. Instead of watering the new beds and transplants we figured on letting nature doing it! The light rain is nice, you can still putter around a bit in the garden with our black and ever versatile wellies. The garden has a damp feel and look about it and we will enjoy it while it lasts.
Love warm, spring rains – so refreshing!
Mycorrhizal plants are often more drought tolerant. This is a tricky point, since big mycorrhizal plants in pots use water much more quickly than little non-mycorrhizal plants in pots. However, it appears that it can be a very real effect in the ground. This is probably an indirect effect of phosphorus nutrition; plants fertilized with phosphorus show the same improvement. However, in natural conditions, mycorrhizal plants are certainly better suited to face dry conditions than non-mycorrhizal plants.