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Beginner Vegetables: Growing Dragon Tongue Bean In A SFG

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cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 16, 2012
3:32 AM

Post #9084240

Has anyone else done this? Are they true bush beans or do they need a little support, and how many can you grow per square foot? I know that typically, you can plant 9 bush beans per SF, but the plant spacing on the package says "6 in." so that would only be about 4 per SF?
Garden_Sass
Central, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 16, 2012
4:50 AM

Post #9084285

The following link on Dave's Garden may help you decide how many to plant per sqf:
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/40034/
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 16, 2012
12:20 PM

Post #9084888

Thank you. I read the PlantFile previously and saw where it stated 3"-6" apart.. so am still not clear. I suppose just to be on the safe side, I will plant only 4 beans per SF. But still not sure if I should add supports? Maybe just in case?

dreaves

dreaves
Hutto, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 16, 2012
2:49 PM

Post #9085072

Cue_chik,

I grew dragons tongue beans last year. Four inch spacing would be fine in a self-watering container. They are true bush plants and don't need any support.

David
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 16, 2012
4:24 PM

Post #9085202

Thanks! I'm gonna give it a shot then!

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