What are the pros? Easy to grow
What are the cons? Grew vines more than expected
I bought a load of dirt to fill new raised beds, and NOTHING I planted grew - except these cowpeas. Not only was my dirt terrible but we had hot, dry weather that killed anything else that managed to sprout. These cowpeas took low soil fertility and terrible weather conditions in stride and produced tons of delicious cowpeas for us to eat.
I also really liked how the bean pods were a dark purple, which made them easy to find in the green foliage. I let the pods dry completely on the vines and shelled the cowpeas for dried beans.
The plants did vine into the garden pathways some, which surprised me since the description made them sound like compact bush plants. The vine growth was minimal, and easy to tuck back into their own garden bed so it wasn't a problem.
I did use an inoculate when I planted the seeds. I will absolutely be planting these again!
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