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HELP bush beans trying to climb

Post  shannon1 on 6/12/2011, 1:30 am

Shocked Is this normal?
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Post  Chopper on 6/12/2011, 1:41 am

Need more info. What exactly is happening? Are they still acting like bushes too? What is it they are trying and in what way? Not quite sure what you mean. Do you have a picture?

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Post  shannon1 on 6/12/2011, 3:23 am

The first half a foot looks bushy then each plant is sending up a long shoot. I planted two types said to be bushes, Roma Improved and Blue Bush. I guess since they are all doing it, it must be "normal" one of the Blue Bush plants reached one of my hoops and is wrapping around it. Some of the Romas are wraping around each other. I have never grown bush beans before.
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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 6/12/2011, 10:09 am

I've seen this happening this year, too. Mine were trying to get out of the shade cast by my earlier planted potatoes and broccoli plants. It certainly isn't anything I'm worried about, though. They flowered and started putting out pods just like they always do.
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Post  shannon1 on 6/12/2011, 11:54 pm

BackyardBirdGardner wrote:I've seen this happening this year, too. Mine were trying to get out of the shade cast by my earlier planted potatoes and broccoli plants. It certainly isn't anything I'm worried about, though. They flowered and started putting out pods just like they always do.
Thanks so good to know. They are under shade cloth do to our hot summers and they are starting to flower now sunny
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Post  FamilyGardening on 6/13/2011, 1:31 am

this happened to my bush peas i planted....i had no idea :scratch: they would want to climb on stuff No .....i had to pull them out tonight .....i almost cried....they had a bunch of flowers on them .....but....they were invaiding other plants.....i would not have planted them next to if i had known study .....or i would have put a cage around them to help contain them.....as i was trying to do that tonight....they started to bend and snap pale ....so i got frustraited and pulled them out.... Sad

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Post  Miss M on 6/13/2011, 1:56 am

Mine started invading everything around them, so I built cages for them from 2" x 4" fencing.

They fooled me for a while, too, I thought they were pole beans for a bit. What a Face

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