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Post  nycquilter on 7/16/2013, 6:46 pm

Hi everyone

the weather here is hot and sunny. You can almost watch the tomatoes grow! This year, I planted my usual pole beans and for an experiment, I also planted bush beans. I harvested really pretty purple haricots today. Am I correct in understanding that bush beans yield only one harvest? Should I pull the plants and put something else (maybe even more of the same) in their place?


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Post  camprn on 7/16/2013, 7:58 pm

I had two harvests out of my bush bean last year. The second was not as bountiful as the first.


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Post  bnoles on 7/16/2013, 7:58 pm

Hi Laurie,

My Bush beans have produced many harvests already and still need picking about every other day.  I am told the more you pick the more they produce. Mine are the Blue Lake variety.


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Post  nycquilter on 7/16/2013, 8:04 pm

aha, thanks. I didn't know what to do so am now glad I didn't pull them up due to some vague (mis)remembering!


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