• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

Using black locust poles for a bean trellis.  RSS feed

 
Ian Taylor
Posts: 59
Location: Grafton NY, 25 Miles east of Albany
9
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I have a ton of small diameter black locusts popping up off a runner and was thinking of cutting a few to use as bean poles. Are the natural insecticides/fungicides in locust wood going to affect the plant growing on them or will I be fine?
 
William James
gardener
Posts: 1014
Location: Northern Italy
23
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Could you just leave the plant (or thin out) and plant beans next to it and run them up a living bean pole? You would be increasing your n-fixation, so much so that you could add another plant and be fine nitrogen-wise. I don't thing you should worry about fungicides in black locust, that's mostly a problem with getting it to decompose. Young plants don't have much of the fungicide anyway, since they break down easily.
William
 
Time is mother nature's way of keeping everything from happening at once. And this is a tiny ad:
This is an example of the new permies.com Thread Boost feature
https://permies.com/wiki/61482/Thread-Boost-feature
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!