The pole beans may need
some help getting started in climbing in the beginning. Tie them, or wrap
them around if it's possible. I think you're speaking of that long skinny
thing (stem) that's at the top of your pole bean that doesn't seem to be
grasping the poles like you think they should. Help them get started, and
eventually the vines will wrap around the poles quite nicely. Bush beans
don't need any support.
Shelly in Central
We are stardust *million year old carbon* we are golden *caught in the
devil's bargain* and we've got to get ourselves back to the garden .
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2004 11:02
Subject: [cg] Has-beans?
I'm having a problem with bush and pole beans - mostly the pole beans.
BTW, are bush beans supposed to be supported? My seedsman, JL Hudson, makes no
mention of such support. He does recommend erecting a triod of 6-foot poles
over the pole beans, but mine have refused to climb; or they have attempted to
climb and then slipped off to lie, peaked and ragged, near the bottom. Is this
simply a matter of tying them to the poles? Or are poles not the way to go?
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