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Post  chocolatepop on 4/6/2010, 2:20 pm

so, i'm reading the bible book...again... and of course spacing is 9/sf for bush beans and 8/sf for pole beans. All my beans but one says space plants 6" apart (pole and bush)... whatcha think? Were they working on the non thinned spacing of every 3 inches?
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Post  nancy on 4/6/2010, 3:12 pm

I haven't bought my bean seeds yet, nor have I gotten to that part of Mel's book yet. BUT... my other "source" (Little House in the Suburbs) says 9 for bush & 8 for pole.

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Post  Patty from Yorktown on 4/6/2010, 7:51 pm

Hi,
The 9 for bush beans and 8 for pole beans spacing works quite well. Last year I planted 2 sets of bush beans for a grand total of 42 squares and about 16 squares of pole beans. In case anybody is wondering...that is a lot of beans. I think I will plant fewer beans this year.

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Post  Mikesgardn on 4/6/2010, 9:30 pm

I agree, the spacing stated in the book for bush beans and pole beans works well.
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Post  chocolatepop on 4/6/2010, 9:51 pm

I planted that spacing last year and OMG... we called it the green bean jungle. That is why I was wondering if it were over planted. I'm just trying to figure out where the spacing for plants came from, such as in this case.
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Post  Jeff Buffington on 4/7/2010, 12:22 am

@chocolatepop wrote:so, i'm reading the bible book...again... and of course spacing is 9/sf for bush beans and 8/sf for pole beans. All my beans but one says space plants 6" apart (pole and bush)... whatcha think? Were they working on the non thinned spacing of every 3 inches?

I know I made the mistake of trying to grow all of my beans at once. I started with 2 squares right off the bat, this time, and am planning on planting some more this weekend.

Last year I did the traditional method, this year is my first SFG method. I'm hoping my beans will produce well. I think I have as many in my two squares as I did in my row last year... or at least pretty close.

I suppose my biggest thing is to figure out when the best time is to pick the beans. I think I waited a little too late last year... as many of them had the beginning of 'seeds'.

When is the proper time to pick 'em... anyone know? :?:
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Post  Amy in Idaho on 4/7/2010, 1:13 am

Wow, gives me goose bumps to think of the beans I will get. Best time to harvest is while the skin is still smooth. When it starts to get bumpy the seeds are forming ang getting too big. You can still harvest them. By the time they are really bumpy, the skin gets tough and icky too. I love these things called Dilly Beans. Basically make pickles using beans and add 1 tsp of cheyenne pepper. Yummy! So plant dill and garlic too.
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