I finally brokedown and bought an eathway planter last week and I'm impressed with it so far. I planted 6 90' rows of merit corn, 3 90' rows of store bought dried baby limas and used it to sidedress the okra. It was well worth the $100 to save my back and the time it saved. I planted everything flat instead of a row to make it easier to sidedress later and the planter also makes a nice little ditch to water which has worked out well.
I planted last Thursday and the corn came up on Sunday, even in this heat.
Here's the $1.59 beans
I think about 95% sprouted, I hope that they make beans and are not treated to prevent them from growing. PHP on the right were started about 2 weeks ago.