Bush Bean Help Please

mistermower(5)October 19, 2008

Hello

Next year I would like to try Bush Beans, I was not too successfull this year with climbing beans as the chipmunk ate all of the stalks of every plant I had,,,,go figure. Has anyone here had any experience with Bush Beans ? If so what did you think of them ?

Thank you

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anniesgranny(6b)

Prolific, heavy producers for a couple of weeks, then nothing. However, if you plant them in succession, you can have them producing all season. Some have had good luck with cutting them back to the second node when production slows/ceases, and they grow and produce another good crop. They do take a lot of space. I had 2/3 of a 4x4 bed filled and they were hard to find, hard to pick. In the future, I'll plant only along the edge of the bed, no deeper than one square.

Granny

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

    Bookmark   October 19, 2008 at 8:19PM
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sinfonian(U8b A2 S5 SeaWA)

Mine never got big, were hard to germinate, and didn't seem to produce much at all. Of course I didn't trim them back at all. I'm going to stick to pole beans. Sorry you had chipmunk problems. Chicken wire may help with that. Ask EG.

Here is a link that might be useful: Sinfonian's garden adventure

    Bookmark   October 20, 2008 at 12:09AM
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