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Snohomish, Washington (Zone 8b)
Rams218
Apr 25, 2017 2:34 PM CST
This is my third year gardening and i have only used bush beans until now. We moved to a new house and have a larger garden so i decided to try pole beans this year. I have blue lake, northeastern (romano), and cannellini planned for this year. My question is do i need to succession plant them? or do they keep going until it gets too cold for them?
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dyzzypyxxy
Apr 25, 2017 3:44 PM CST
They will keep going, but they also keep getting taller and taller, so a trellis or something you can wind them around to keep them climbing out of reach is a good idea.
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Apr 25, 2017 3:49 PM CST
Rams Welcome!
I only grow yard long pole beans. Dont know variety, they were sold some 30 yrs ago under silly seeds brand. They produce all season.
I plant a row of bush beans at same time. About the time the bush beans petter out, the pole beans are coming on. Thumbs up
Then i pull out bush beans and plant something else. Thumbs up
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McCannon
Apr 25, 2017 7:29 PM CST
@Rams218, We grow pole beans on cattle panel trellises. This is early in the season last year. The plants, bottom center, are just getting started on the near trellis.They completely cover it and produce the entire season. Easy to pick from both inside and outside the hoop.

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Snohomish, Washington (Zone 8b)
Rams218
May 8, 2017 3:06 PM CST
Thank you everyone for all the useful information. I am so happy i found this forum, being a new gardener i definitely need the advice and information!
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Newyorkrita
May 11, 2017 4:23 PM CST
That is the beauty of planting pole beans. They do take longer to get to producing but have a much longer season of production.
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
May 12, 2017 7:18 AM CST
Now that everyone has said that succession planting is unnecessary... And in Washington state, it probably is.... Please allow me to state for the record that in Georgia, I find succession planting a must... Matter of fact, I replant the seeds that mature on the vines.... I think I got like 5 generations out of my "trail of tears" beans last year....
You understand that I'm dealing with a LOT of heat and chronic droughtiness here...
If you are on the coast, you have a whole different set of probs.... What's the largest slug you've seen?
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
May 12, 2017 9:02 AM CST
Stone : Howdy 😁
How about a slug 8 to 10 inches long, fatter than your thumb.
There yellow. There Banana slugs. No threat to garden, unless, maybe, you live in a coastal redwood forest.
Saw them at Butano State Park, i think its a state park. Its just outside of Santa Cruz.
Just crawling around on ground. Dont know what the heck they eat.
How big are yours and whats the biggest you've seen. Are they as pretty as the banana slug. You got me qurerious. πŸ˜•πŸ˜•πŸ˜•
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
May 12, 2017 11:57 AM CST
Very few slugs here in the sand... Really can't recall seeing but one or maybe two in the ten years or so that I've been gardening here in the. Sandhills.
Useta see them occasionally when I lived in clay next to a seep spring...
Excellent chicken food!
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
May 12, 2017 12:16 PM CST
Stone : me again 😁
Yep ! Good chicken food. Thumbs up
But ! I bet if a chicken got holt of a banana slug, he would fall over from indigestion after eating it. Rolling on the floor laughing
Google them. There a trip.
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