[Market-farming] Pole beans (was Harvest cart - Crawler or Drangen)

Richard Robinson rrobinson at nasw.org
Tue Aug 23 09:01:25 EDT 2011

On 8/23/2011 at 8:58:55 AM, MAsteveINE wrote:
> Pole beans (Fortex) here get a strip of black plastic mulch with drip tube; 8
> foot
> wood posts driven in 10 feet appart, a run of smooth wire at the top and
> another
> a few inches from the ground. Round baler twines run from wire to wire;
> seeding
> 3 seeds at 6 inch spacing thinned to 2 plants is excessive, have a planting of
> one plant per foot which looks like it will be easier to work in.        

1. Are posts 8 foot total, or 8 foot above the ground?
2. I'll be interested to hear how your wider plant spacing works out for yield. That is 
considerably thinner than I plant mine.

  Richard Robinson
  Hopestill Farm

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