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
» homemade vermicomposting/Worm Casting Compost Sifters
by has55 Today at 2:10 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by mlpii66 Yesterday at 10:40 pm

» Zucchini Tower
by RC3291 Yesterday at 8:40 pm

» Healthy Meals
by RoOsTeR Yesterday at 7:52 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 7:40 pm

» Compost ? -- Voorhees, NJ - Philly, PA
by sfg4uKim Yesterday at 7:17 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:45 pm

» New Green House
by RoOsTeR Yesterday at 4:13 pm

» has55's R & D Journey;State of New Mexico research results. Understanding the delivery system of plant nutrients thru the fungal and bacteria ratio
by has55 Yesterday at 1:28 pm

» Other Gardening Books!
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 12:44 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in April 2017?
by Mimi2 Yesterday at 12:15 pm

» Jaffa's garden - year one
by Mimi2 Yesterday at 11:45 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 10:41 am

» Ants.
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:17 am

» Amaranth
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:04 am

» Feedback for my 2017 garden plan
by mlpii66 4/29/2017, 11:55 pm

» My first SFGs in 11 years
by phoeg 4/29/2017, 10:50 pm

» N & C Midwest: April 2017!
by CitizenKate 4/29/2017, 9:50 pm

» Kombucha
by RoOsTeR 4/29/2017, 8:53 pm

» Hello from SE Michigan
by Cindy G 4/29/2017, 8:14 pm

» Ideas needed
by mlpii66 4/29/2017, 7:48 pm

» New England April 2017
by Scorpio Rising 4/29/2017, 7:03 pm

» Garlic Growing Lovers
by Scorpio Rising 4/29/2017, 7:00 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by newbeone 4/29/2017, 2:15 pm

» Mustard Greens
by sanderson 4/29/2017, 2:06 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by sanderson 4/29/2017, 1:58 pm

» Double summer squash flower
by Scorpio Rising 4/29/2017, 12:20 pm

» Garden Progress in Georgia
by yolos 4/29/2017, 12:10 pm

» who has chickens
by trolleydriver 4/29/2017, 11:09 am

» Hello from Chino, CA (Zone 10a)
by BeetlesPerSqFt 4/29/2017, 8:31 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

yard long beans

View previous topic View next topic Go down

yard long beans

Post  chocolatepop on 6/8/2010, 11:54 pm

I've been reading that the spacing should be a little larger on these to encourage growth.

What did you guys do?
avatar
chocolatepop

Female Posts : 768
Join date : 2010-03-11
Age : 37
Location : Flint Area, Michigan (zone 5a-5b)

View user profile http://chocolatepopsurbangarden.wordpress.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: yard long beans

Post  Patty from Yorktown on 6/9/2010, 7:00 am

Hi,
Last year I planted my yard long beans at 8 per square. They did just fine. If you want to eat them as a green bean, pick them a little smaller. My kids like to eat a single bean for dinner. Enjoy your harvest.

Patty from Yorktown
avatar
Patty from Yorktown

Posts : 350
Join date : 2010-03-05
Location : Yorktown, Virginia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: yard long beans

Post  Retired Member 1 on 6/9/2010, 7:02 am

If these are the same as asparagus beans, I planted 8 to a square (didn't realise they needed more room), but they didn't all germinate, so I ended up with 19 plants in three squares -- basically 6 to a square. They are growing very well and climbing the trellis, but not large enough yet to produce. They don't look any larger than regular climbing beans, but this is my first time with this variety.

Retired Member 1

Female Posts : 904
Join date : 2010-03-03
Location : USA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: yard long beans

Post  1chichi on 6/9/2010, 9:51 am

I planted the asparagus beans along the fence, and they are climbing over the top already.
Still, no blossoms.
avatar
1chichi

Posts : 151
Join date : 2010-04-24
Location : SuNnY SoutH CaRoLiNa

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: yard long beans

Post  RoOsTeR on 8/10/2013, 9:26 am

Who else is growing long beans this season? 
I planted some asparagus beans and I'm finally starting to get some beans. None are ready yet, but they are getting LONG Very Happy 


____________________________


I am my gardens worst enemy.
avatar
RoOsTeR

Forum Administrator

Male Posts : 4205
Join date : 2011-10-04
Location : Colorado Front Range

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: yard long beans

Post  walshevak on 8/10/2013, 6:21 pm

I have some. Didn't have many seeds this year and so I have 2 squares sharing a trellis with 2 squares of Kentucky Wonders. I like the long beans better. Only takes 2-4 for a meal for me.

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 : 4339
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 74
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: yard long beans

Post  yolos on 8/10/2013, 10:58 pm

I planted Chinese green noodle beans and Chinese red noodle beans.  The get LONG but not as long as yard long beans.  I pick when they are about 18-24 inches long.  I planted them 6 per square.  3 on each side of the trellis. The trellis runs down the middle of the squares.

 

You can see some of the longer ones growing at the bottom right hand corner of the picture.
avatar
yolos

Female Posts : 3044
Join date : 2011-11-20
Age : 67
Location : Brooks, Ga Zone 7B/8A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: yard long beans

Post  southern gardener on 8/11/2013, 12:33 am

We planted yard longs in March or April? they're just now reaching the top of the arch, but look awful. Not green, and are sparse looking? We are getting some beans, but they don't look anything like your plants yolos. The "regular" green beans in the squares right next to them are growing like crazy. Ours are the regular yard longs, not the chinese like yours? I wonder if that's the difference??
avatar
southern gardener

Posts : 1887
Join date : 2011-06-21
Age : 36
Location : california, zone 10a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: yard long beans

Post  FamilyGardening on 8/11/2013, 1:16 pm

how do they taste? like a reg green bean?

they sure are neat looking.....our son would love to grow these.....he eats green beans straight out of the garden, but doesn't like them cooked Razz can these yard long beans be eaten fresh off the vines?

happy gardening
rose
avatar
FamilyGardening

Female Posts : 2424
Join date : 2011-05-10
Location : Western WA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: yard long beans

Post  Turan on 8/11/2013, 1:34 pm

I think they are tastier than regular beans, almost an asparagus flavor somehow?

Bakers has 9 varieties.  I bet each is a little better suited to a certain type of soil/ climate etc.  I used to grow yard longs in Escondido and I noticed a big difference in seeds.  Back then these were newly available so it was hard to know which varieties one was getting.  I want to start trying these in hte greenhouse next year.

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Belgrade, MT
Click for weather forecast
avatar
Turan

Female Posts : 2084
Join date : 2012-03-29
Location : Gallatin Valley, Montana, Intermountain zone 4

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: yard long beans

Post  RoOsTeR on 8/23/2013, 7:56 am

My asparagus yard longs are doing great! They are different than other beans, in that they seem tougher when smaller, and more tender the bigger they get. We love them sauteed with onion, s&p and gilbertie tomatoes, also from the garden. Nice, simple, and light. Very Happy 

____________________________


I am my gardens worst enemy.
avatar
RoOsTeR

Forum Administrator

Male Posts : 4205
Join date : 2011-10-04
Location : Colorado Front Range

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: yard long beans

Post  TxGramma on 8/23/2013, 11:47 am

I saw these while looking through seed catalogs and was intrigued by them. After reading this thread I'm definitely adding them to my "to try" list. So has anyone grown different varieties of them to compare the difference and have you found one you like better than others?
avatar
TxGramma

Female Posts : 199
Join date : 2013-05-27
Age : 50
Location : Texas 9A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: yard long beans

Post  nycquilter on 8/24/2013, 8:10 am

I am growing these for the first time instead of my usual wide beans. They are so cool to see as they grow. My husband disliked them raw in the garden (he's not wrong). Said he liked the "usual" better. Last night, I sauteed garlic, salt and pepper in butter then tossed the cut-in-half (another husband preference) beans with the flavored butter and then, we grilled them. They were really good. Husband says he prefers them cooked to raw. I have them growing up the trellis, a four-sided square that reached about 6' high. Then, I tied string to the top of the trellis and attached the other end to 8' high 1x2's and attached them to the fence. The beans are crawling along the strings. Soon, I will have a trellis formed of the beans!

nycquilter

Posts : 128
Join date : 2011-08-01
Location : zone 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: yard long beans

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