pole bean question!

emileeg(DFW, TX)April 27, 2011

My beans are all happily climbing up their trellis, and I keep getting all happy and bubbly feeling inside whenever I look at them :) I'M SO EXCITED! Only one bean plant didn't make it - just didn't grow fast enough and all the others shaded it out.

But now that my beans are happily growing like crazy, I have a question!

Each bean plant is sending out several "arms." Do I guide all of them to the trellis, or just let one climb and snip off the others?

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zeedman Zone 5 Wisconsin

Let 'em grow. You'll get more beans that way.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2011 at 12:55AM
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tcstoehr

Yes, branching is normal, and desirable. More leaves, more flowers, more beans. Let 'em go wild.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2011 at 1:51PM
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