|I have been gardening for 30+ years in both Connecticut and Ohio and have always had fantastic results growing green beans - usually Blue Lake bush and french filet beans. I have now gardened for 4 seasons in South Carolina, planting the same varieties. Plants grow perfectly, fruit looks perfect. However, the beans have been so stringy as to be inedible - four years straight. I have planted them in different parts of the garden each year.|
|You may want to change varieties, as some just don't like the south. Select varieties with short days-to-harvest intervals and plant them as early as you can so they mature before it gets too hot. Also, try to keep them harvested before they get too mature. |
Finally, try growing beans for a fall harvest. Time your planting to mature before cold weather and frosts arrive. I think the best tasting beans in the south are grown in the fall, when the fruit can ripen in cooler weather.