If you will wind some string around your poles, it will make it so the
beans can grasp and make their way on up the poles. I have had the same
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Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2004 10:02 AM
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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