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Beginner Vegetables: Does anyone have a picture of a Bush Bean Plant?

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growingup
Tucson, AZ

March 5, 2008
12:03 AM

Post #4623045

Last spring/summer, I grew pole beans that had to be latticed so this year, I'm attempting the bush variety. I cannot seem to find a good picture of what the plant looks like in whole. I guess what I am not understanding is that the packet says to plant them 3" apart in rows 18" apart, but says nothing about thinning them. Do they really grow 3" apart or does that not give them enough room?
Farmerdill
Augusta, GA
(Zone 8a)


March 5, 2008
12:12 AM

Post #4623136

Yes they grow well at 3-4 inches apart. Lots of pictures in plantfiles. This is the bush snap bean Espada, but most of the bush snap beans will similar. Half runners of course are a much bigger plant, but still perform well at 3-4 inches

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growingup
Tucson, AZ

March 5, 2008
2:47 PM

Post #4625260

Thank you!
doccat5
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7b)

March 6, 2008
1:43 AM

Post #4627650

Do them in a diamond pattern. You'll get better production and their easier to pick :)
tucsonjill
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5a)

March 6, 2008
2:53 AM

Post #4628049

Once again, doccat, you gave me just the info I needed right when I needed it... planting starts this weekend, chillens willin'! :)
doccat5
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7b)

March 6, 2008
2:54 AM

Post #4628059

It's ok if their leaves touch a little. I don't know if it's bean "love" or what, but they seem to do better. Maybe their gossiping with the worms. :)
tucsonjill
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5a)

March 6, 2008
3:05 AM

Post #4628112

Never thought there was such a thing as a social vegetable, but I guess beans would be it!
doccat5
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7b)

March 6, 2008
3:11 AM

Post #4628151

Well, you know certain members of the "family" are musical fruit...grin
tucsonjill
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5a)

March 6, 2008
3:51 AM

Post #4628311

What, they have a band? :) I know there are "string" beans...

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dreaves
Hutto, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 6, 2008
4:50 AM

Post #4628458

I think Doccat may have been referring to the "wind" instruments, but he may have only mentioned it in "passing."
doccat5
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7b)

March 6, 2008
11:07 AM

Post #4628796

doccat is a she...LOL

dreaves

dreaves
Hutto, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 6, 2008
12:41 PM

Post #4628937

Sorry! The handles are so generic, and I lose track of real names when someone uses one occasionally. : )
JennGroves
Glen Burnie, MD
(Zone 7a)

March 7, 2008
12:33 PM

Post #4633149

Doc are you sure... lmao...

BTW if you think of it shoot me the name of the green bean I need to buy since mine sucks!
MistyPetals
North Augusta, SC

March 10, 2008
12:00 AM

Post #4643798

Sucks?

This message was edited Mar 31, 2008 10:07 AM
doccat5
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7b)

March 10, 2008
12:31 AM

Post #4643962

Blue Lake, Tenderette are both good varieties

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