Blue Lake

freshstartfarmsJune 9, 2008

Started Blue Lake Beans from seed under grow lights this year. Obviously did not have enough light. Got too leggy. They have since been transplanted to the garden but are still very spindley and keep bending over. Now beans are starting to grow on the plants making them even more top heavy. Have trimmed as many of the upper limbs back as I thought prudent. The stems just don't seem to be thickening much and are still weak. Any suggestions? Thanks.

Lee

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jimster(z7a MA)

Blue Lake is available as either a bush or pole bean. I assume, from the way you describe it that you have the bush bean. But are you sure?

My growing season is a bit different from yours but replanting by direct seeding is a possible solution I would think (still assuming bush bean here). Maybe even a couple succession plantings since bush beans tend to bear heavily in a "flush".

Jim

    Bookmark   June 9, 2008 at 7:28PM
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