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Spacing of dry bush bean rows

Posted by deanriowa 4b (My Page) on
Fri, Sep 25, 09 at 12:11

I grow some dry bush beans and some cowpeas for the first time this year and they turned out pretty good, but I would like to get a bigger yield.

I planted them in rows with spacing of 3 feet. Is it possible to plant the rows side by side, with 8 inches of spacing to better utilize my garden space? I figured the tight row spacing would help keep the weeds down.

Is this spacing going to cause the beans to be more disease prone or cause other problems?

thanks,
Dean


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RE: Spacing of dry bush bean rows

Hi Dean,

I plant bush beans in beds that are 3-1/2 feet wide. There are three rows per bed, spaced 12 inches apart. Beans that do a lot of branching such as "PI507984" are spaced 12 inches apart in the rows. In other words, 12 inches apart both ways. Beans that make smaller plants can be grown 8 inches apart both ways. Dick


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