[Market-farming] Beans Thinning

maureen bostock maureenbostock at hotmail.com
Tue Jul 27 21:12:43 EDT 2004

I plant beans with an earthway seeder and I blank out half of the openings 
so that one bean seed is dropped every 6 inches or so.  You can test your 
rate by running the seeder on the surface of the soil and see how often the 
seeds come out.
By blocking the openings, I don't have to thin the plants.
It is important to have good spacing between the plants so that there is 
lots of air flow as beans seem to be prone to fungal problems otherwise.

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