Growing beans in a Container - Knowledgebase Question

Maryville, Te
Question by noelletheath
March 23, 2010
I'm starting a container garden for the first time and need some advice on my Kentucky Wonder Green Beans. The seed packet says to plant along a 6 foot trellis, but obviously this won't fit in the container. What size container do you reccomend I plant in and what kind of trellis or cage would you reccomend for the most vertical growth? The seeds have already sprouted to 6+ inches!

Answer from NGA
March 23, 2010


You should be able to plant your beans in a 3 to 5 gallon container and stick bamboo or willow branches or anything similar around the inside rim of the container, gather them up at the top like a teepee and tie it securely, then train your beans to grow around the teepee. Or you can set the container near a fence or trellis or most anything else so they can lean over and crawl up. If push comes to shove, just purchase a tomato cage and set it in or over the pot. The beans will climb up and hang over the cage. Best wishes with your beans!

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