Direct seed mid to late Spring.
Note: Lentils are frost tolerant preferring cooler weather and well-drained, sandy, and evenly moist soil.
Sow 10-12 seeds per linear foot, thinning plants to 4-5" in rows 12-18" apart.
10 days @ soil temp 65-70F
Low to average. Lentils prefer well-drained, sandy, and evenly moist soil with a pH between 6.0-6.5.
To increase yields in areas where lentils have not previously been grown, use an inoculant to introduce rhizobia bacteria into the soil.
While they will self support if grown in a block, you may provide a short trellis to keep them upright.
Keep em weeded! They do not play well with high weed pressure and will succumb.
Allow pods to dry on plant before harvesting.