Trellising bush beans

nyc_sod(z7 Marietta)April 28, 2009

I have 3 squares of bush beans planted. Should I trellis them up a tepee type trellis or up the netting that I see in typical SFG setups?



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snibb(Salt Lake City)

I think if you try to trellis bush beans you will see them get to about a foot off the ground, and thats about it. Im wondering if your thinking about pole beans?

    Bookmark   April 28, 2009 at 6:24PM
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In the south we grow pole butterbeans. This is my first year with sfg, I plan to trellis my beans tomorrow. In a large garden you will have a post in the ground, another one maybe 10 foot away and a wire top and bottom between the poles with string going up and down wrapped around the wire. The beans will climb up the string, the vine will go as far as the string will allow. I am still thinking as far as the sfg goes.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2009 at 8:07PM
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Nope. Bush beans don't need it. Pole beans would.

Bush green beans in July (planted end of May/early June).
Bush yellow beans are at the other end of the bed. From Tales of a Transplanted Gardener

Yellow bush beans in August: From 2008 Garden

Hope this helps.

Here is a link that might be useful: Tales of a Transplanted Gardener

    Bookmark   April 28, 2009 at 11:34PM
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Dan Staley

I don't trellis my bush beans either. Pole I do, using 1/2 in conduit from HD and garden twine (~ 2.39 for 10 ft, with clamps two trellises are around $10-11).


    Bookmark   April 29, 2009 at 11:13AM
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nyc_sod(z7 Marietta)


I planted 3 squares in the back row thinking they would need trellising. The seeds have already sprouted a few inches.

Should I transplant them so I make use of the back row for something else?

    Bookmark   April 29, 2009 at 11:26AM
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Why not just let them grow until you harvest the beans. Bush beans are finished after about two weeks of picking, then you could replace them with pole beans and have beans to pick for the rest of the season.

Here is a link that might be useful: Annie's Kitchen Garden

    Bookmark   April 29, 2009 at 10:04PM
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