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Can I give my pole beans some kind of push?

Posted by alisande Zone 4b (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 25, 12 at 12:23

My Kentucky Wonders were planted late this year. The plants are huge and full of leaves, but not much is going on bean-wise. A flower here and there, and maybe 4 or 5 developing beans.

I don't usually fertilize them, but do you recommend that I give them something? I'm afraid we'll get a frost before they start producing in earnest.


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RE: Can I give my pole beans some kind of push?

All of my pole beans took what seemed like an excruciatingly long time to start bearing this year. Then they took off and have been producing loads of beans. Maybe yours are on the verge of producing. Let's hope so.

One difference with mine though is that mine were growing poorly at first from what appeared to be a nitrogen deficiency, which is not the case with yours. They responded to a couple of applications of liquid fertilizer.

Good luck.


RE: Can I give my pole beans some kind of push?

Thanks, Jim. After reading your post I decided to try a little liquid fertilizer too. So far so good. However, now an insect has moved into the bean arch. (See my other post.)

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