[Market-farming] Thinning beans

bob111higgins at comcast.net bob111higgins at comcast.net
Thu Jul 22 12:34:28 EDT 2004


Kevin,
I try to keep my green beans 6" x 6" in a 4 foot wide bed. Closer and I find I get fewer green beans, actually. Wider, and not enough foliage to crowd out weeds and reduce moisture loss.
Bob, Red Brick Farm, Hopewell NJ

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> Those of you who grow grean beans or pole beans in 
> rows, planted with an Earthway or similar seeder, do 
> you thin out the plants if you get a good stand? I 
> seem to get good results by not thinning, but on the 
> other hand, the dense stands would seem to promote 
> disease by limiting air circulation, especially with 
> half runner types 
> 
> Kevin. 
> 
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