Cover Crop – Bell Beans
Application Rate: 2-3#s per 1,000 sq ft./100#s per acre
In California, this cool season annual is normally planted in October (northern US states) until mid-November. In the spring, when 10% of the blooms are open, it is integrated into the soil. In zones 8 and warmer, bell beans can survive the winter. Also possible to seed in the early spring.
3″ deep sows should be scattered, then raked in. grows in 5 to 10 days. frequently seeded alongside grasses and other forage-producing legumes, such as vetch and other cover crops that can use bell bean as a scaffold. In 90–220 days after sowing, the plant reaches its peak bloom.