Should tips of pole bean plants be but

tatton95(5)August 6, 2010

I am growing Emerite and Fortex pole beans and am wondering if I should cut the tips off when they get to the top of my 6 foot trellis? It seems like I have heard this will encourage more side shoots to grow.



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zeedman Zone 5 Wisconsin

The majority of bean blossoms occur on the main runners, so I don't trim mine. They will droop over, and eventually climb back up. Depending upon how closely the beans were planted, it might get a little crowded on top, especially toward the end of the season... but you'll get a lot of beans up there.

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