Growing Butter Beans - Knowledgebase Question

Aliso Viejo, CA
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Question by kristin_fili
September 9, 1999
I live in southern california. I am interested in growing butter beans. Can I do this now in the fall if I plant them in partial to full sun?


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Answer from NGA
September 9, 1999
Lima beans grow best in warm summer temperatures (optimal range is 70-85 degrees). You'll be happier with the harvest if you grow snap beans in the fall and baby lima's in the summer. All beans thrive in full sunshine and regular watering to keep their shallow roots from drying out.

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