String Bean seedlings - Knowledgebase Question

Holbrook, Ne
Question by bnlone
May 2, 2010
I recently planted string bean seedlings in my garden. They are very long and thin so they are laying on the ground. How do they grow? and is there something I should do to help them along? are they climbers?

Answer from NGA
May 2, 2010


String beans are climbing plants and will need some support so they can climb upwards. You can set a trellis behind the plants so they can climb up or you can make a teepee out of 3 stakes or bamboo sticks. Space the stakes an equal distance apart on the outside of the plant and then tie the 3 sticks together at the top to make a teepee. The beans will happily climb up the teepee. Best wishes with your beans.

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