Long Beans (Asparagus Beans) -- reborn !!
My yard long bean plants had pretty much pooped out. They were about 10 feet tall and giving maybe only 3-4 beans per plant per day. Last night I noticed the yard longs all have new shoots growing from the bottom half of the plants - very vigorous dark green shoots already starting to flower. Anyone have this happen to them?? This is my second year with YL beans and last year they kept getting taller but did not 'regenerate' from the bottom of the plants. I'm in central Virginia zone 7+ (my area is sort of a micro-climate).
I did not give these particular plants a fertilizer ÂsnackÂ.
The variety is Orient Wonder from the John Scheepers Seed Co. (www.kitchengardenseeds.com)
Thoughts? Variety specific?? Climate??