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Postby butterfly » Jul 27, 2008 5:41 pm

Something I never grew was pole beans

I do grow yellow beans tho. Love them and mustard bean pickles yummy.

I don't know how I would go about growing pole beans

Do you have pic?

That is something I should consider when I have small space for veggies and would love to grow a lot more variety than I do
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I'm growing pole beans & cukes in containers on balcony.

Postby evepet » Jul 27, 2008 7:54 pm

My scarlett runner beans are finally starting to bear 'fruit'. BF they're growing up a trellis on my balcony, in a container that's about 23" in diameter and about 15' deep. It's a lovely lush vine, and I'm now seeing fruit developing nicely. I also have cukes growing in a container.
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This is cucumbers growing in a container... if you look closely you can see a cucumber that's about 3" long. I've picked about 5 so far.
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This is scarlett runner beans growing in a container, up a 7' trellis. I'm now seeing beans growing.
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Postby butterfly » Jul 27, 2008 9:22 pm

Thanks

yes I have runner beans growing like this and lots of cukes in the garden

I have container garden before and don't really enjoy it and a lot less veggies

I was thinking more in the line growing upwards, climbing on something similar but for a large crop

and why are yelow beans called Poles bean

They must be growing upwards on something and there must be a seed just for this kind of growth. Not the typical yellow bush bean like I have

I want to grow as many beans and cukes and toms upwards rather than to take up so much land space, not growing on the ground in rows

Darn !!!! I am not explaining this right but don't know any other way to explain it

thanks
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Postby Meggylou » Jul 27, 2008 9:52 pm

no
i understand what you mean BF. I also want to grow things vertically, and not just beans, but cukes and other veggies.
When we finally by a house I'm going to have DH help me build trellises for the garden so I can grow lots of climbers and use the flatter wider spaces for squashes on the ground.
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Postby butterfly » Jul 28, 2008 12:27 am

meggylou wrote:no
i understand what you mean BF. I also want to grow things vertically, and not just beans, but cukes and other veggies.
When we finally by a house I'm going to have DH help me build trellises for the garden so I can grow lots of climbers and use the flatter wider spaces for squashes on the ground.


Thanks Meggylou

I used the wrong terminology

Vertical growing. Yes that is what I mean.

Veggies of a any kind as climbers
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Re: Yellow Pole Beans

Postby Pepper » Aug 08, 2008 6:03 am

Well I now have an abundance of yellow pole beans! These things are freakishly large...wish I could post a pic.

Some of them are over 6" long, so you only need about 2 per serving lol! I wanted to harvest them when they were smaller, but they were still green.

I think I prefer the taste of the yellow bush beans over these freak beans!
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