Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» 2018 - First Annual Seed Exchange Week - January 20-28 (Edited)
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 20:33

» Are vegetables hurt by too much light?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 16:38

» Seed Starting!!
by brianj555 Yesterday at 05:14

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by sanderson 19/1/2018, 23:06

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by sanderson 19/1/2018, 22:56

» Weight Watchers Turkey, Bean and Vegetable Chili
by hammock gal 19/1/2018, 16:43

» Sow True Seeds
by AtlantaMarie 19/1/2018, 16:00

» Colored Mulch
by No_Such_Reality 19/1/2018, 03:12

» Taking on 4 Season Gardening
by Roseinarosecity 19/1/2018, 01:19

» Fourth Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 18/1/2018, 23:53

» SUGA 2017
by SQWIB 18/1/2018, 20:57

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson 18/1/2018, 05:42

» Butternut squash, turkey Italian sausage, cannelini bean soup
by yolos 18/1/2018, 05:25

» Happy Birthday!!
by yolos 18/1/2018, 05:12

» N&C Midwest—January 2018!!!
by Scorpio Rising 18/1/2018, 03:08

» Is there ever enough compost?
by has55 17/1/2018, 10:41

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising 17/1/2018, 05:10

» Gophers
by countrynaturals 16/1/2018, 20:32

» High heat tolerant tomatoes
by walshevak 16/1/2018, 14:03

» Mid-Atl - Jan 2018 - Brrrrrrrrrr! and Happy New Year
by AtlantaMarie 15/1/2018, 14:43

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in January 2018
by sanderson 15/1/2018, 11:53

» New England Jan 2018
by hammock gal 14/1/2018, 01:50

» My first Attempt
by 21Actual 14/1/2018, 01:05

» Air Fryer! HELP!
by sanderson 13/1/2018, 23:26

» New SFG box-Humanitarian way
by sanderson 13/1/2018, 23:24

» Drafts?
by trolleydriver 13/1/2018, 21:18

» Hello from Northern Ontario Eh!
by BeetlesPerSqFt 13/1/2018, 21:07

» January 2018 Avatar: Surprise Us
by sanderson 13/1/2018, 00:57

» Review of Terms of Service
by Ginger Blue 13/1/2018, 00:02

» DIY Plant Markers
by countrynaturals 12/1/2018, 03:32

Google

Search SFG Forum

Nine bush beans per square?!?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Nine bush beans per square?!?

Post  Sunsanvil on 21/5/2012, 23:56

In my copy of SFG's Crop Guide, it says 9 bush beans per square. My sister has done bush beans in their (traditional) garden and the plants struck me as HUGE!

Are their different sized varieties or something?
avatar
Sunsanvil

Posts : 60
Join date : 2012-05-20
Location : Atlantic Canada

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Nine bush beans per square

Post  Triciasgarden on 22/5/2012, 00:14

Nine is correct. The whole idea of sfg is to plant a lot in a little space. From past years experience, this works just fine.
avatar
Triciasgarden

Female Posts : 1632
Join date : 2010-06-04
Age : 62
Location : Northern Utah

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Nine bush beans per square?!?

Post  TN_GARDENER on 22/5/2012, 02:02

Mine are already knee high and some of the tentacles are taller than that.

I'm curious to see what the production will be with my lima beans. The plants look great, but I also can't help but wonder if they might be too crowded.

TN_GARDENER

Posts : 228
Join date : 2011-06-16
Location : TN

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Nine bush beans per square?!?

Post  Triciasgarden on 22/5/2012, 02:31

I am far from an expert on beans, sorry but I will give you my opinion. Even though beans say they are bush beans, they do need some sort of staking. It does make it seem very crowded and I'm thinking its because it is a bit awkward to get to the bean pods. One person used stakes and twine to hold the vines
up a bit. Then they picked beans and moved the vine a bit to the side so they can see where they have picked. What I read for picking you start at one end and head down the plant. They move that plant a bit to the side and do the next. Then the next time you want to pick, you start at the other end. It was a bit awkward when I grew them because I thought it was just me that was making the vines fall over and get tangled some. I used sticks here and there to kinda hold up the vines cuz I just couldn't think of what else to do since I didn't have anything else. It helped some but it wasn't very pretty. This year I planted just around the edges of my box and will be putting up something for them to climb up. In the rest of the box I am planting corn. They are good to plant together and it will make it easier for me to pick beans, hopefully.
avatar
Triciasgarden

Female Posts : 1632
Join date : 2010-06-04
Age : 62
Location : Northern Utah

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Nine bush beans per square?!?

Post  javaaddict on 22/5/2012, 04:33

I just planted 9/sq today.
avatar
javaaddict

Female Posts : 60
Join date : 2012-02-14
Location : Central Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Nine bush beans per square?!?

Post  llama momma on 22/5/2012, 04:45

I find them to be a floppy sort of plant and put them in the back of the flower bed in a non-sf area. The hard soil holds them in place. I tried it in mel's mix with 2 to a square, they fell on each other or leaned out of their square, I just didn't like it. Honestly I didn't think of staking them duh, it should work just fine!
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4856
Join date : 2010-08-20
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Nine bush beans per square?!?

Post  landarch on 22/5/2012, 05:26

I've planted both four and five to a square...just have to see how crowded those boxes and adjacent boxes get...and how well I can find beans to pick.
avatar
landarch

Posts : 1146
Join date : 2012-01-23
Location : kansas city

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Nine bush beans per square?!?

Post  GWN on 22/5/2012, 05:42

UH oh, I planted 9 per square....
Although it seems that some of the seeds are just coming up with dead sprouts, perhaps this will thin them out a bit.
avatar
GWN

Posts : 2804
Join date : 2012-01-14
Age : 61
Location : british columbia zone 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Nine bush beans per square?!?

Post  dianamarie03 on 22/5/2012, 06:00

I plant 12 per square and let them lean on each other. Tie some twine around the whole square when they start to flop Smile

dianamarie03

Female Posts : 96
Join date : 2011-03-20
Age : 32
Location : Delaware, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Nine bush beans per square?!?

Post  darci.strutt on 22/5/2012, 06:02

I've planted 9 per square for years and it's worked fine for me. I tend to plant them on "outside" squares so they could hang over the side of my box if they need to. I plant 'Festina' from Park's Seed, and maybe different varieties aren't as well behaved. I've never staked mine at least.
avatar
darci.strutt

Female Posts : 95
Join date : 2012-05-01
Location : Hudson, WI

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Nine bush beans per square?!?

Post  walshevak on 22/5/2012, 14:38

I avoided the problem and just planted pole beans until I suddenly decided I wanted edemame. Pole beans are starting to climb, edemame is just breaking ground. But the experimental field peas are also a bush and are in long deck pots. This will be interesting.

Kay

____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast
avatar
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4364
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 75
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Nine bush beans per square?!?

Post  michellentn on 22/5/2012, 19:25

@walshevak wrote:I avoided the problem and just planted pole beans until I suddenly decided I wanted edemame. Pole beans are starting to climb, edemame is just breaking ground. But the experimental field peas are also a bush and are in long deck pots. This will be interesting.

Kay

I planted edamame and bush beans next to each other. I planted them both close to each other that I am not sure which one is sprouting big and the other is not. i am tempted to dig and check but am waiting it out. where did you get your edamame seeds from? did you use inoculant? I did. I found my edamame locally at home depot from ferry morse.
avatar
michellentn

Female Posts : 57
Join date : 2012-04-24
Location : Knoxville

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Nine bush beans per square?!?

Post  TN_GARDENER on 22/5/2012, 20:24

@dianamarie03 wrote:I plant 12 per square and let them lean on each other. Tie some twine around the whole square when they start to flop Smile

I sorta did something similar. I ran some twine between my plants (i planted 3 squares in a row) to give them some structural support.

Bush is a bit of a misnomer. My lima beans look more like mini-pole beans. I swear some of the "vines" are 3-4 feet long/tall and flopping all over one another.

Last year, with my bush beans (yellow wax), I was only able to harvest a handful here and there. Hopefully this year i can harvest enough at one time to eat and put away.

TN_GARDENER

Posts : 228
Join date : 2011-06-16
Location : TN

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Nine bush beans per square?!?

Post  walshevak on 22/5/2012, 22:38

"I found my edamame locally at home depot from ferry morse."

Mine are ferry morse also. But no innoculant.

____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast
avatar
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4364
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 75
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Nine bush beans per square?!?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum