Pacific Northwest heirloom,
well-adapted to cooler summers.
Many gardeners have been distressed to find that their Blue Lake pole beans didn't do well the past couple of years, or have not been true-to-type. There is a reason; the pole strain has degraded over time and needs extensive reselection.
For that famous Blue Lake flavor, we are now carrying the bush form, which is still reliable.
BOTANICAL NAME: Phaseolus vulgaris
Start in flats/pots or seed direct in sunny location after soil reaches at least 60F. Using Garden Combo inoculant produces nitrogen in the soil and can increase yields. Plant 1" deep and 6" apart in well-dug soil, not too acid. Sow every 2-3 weeks through mid-summer for continuous supply. Keep well wedded or cultivate shallowly-roots are near the surface. Do not let pods stay on the plant after they are edible size, or the plant will stop producing, so pick often. Use shade cloth if temperatures get above 85F.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: H, W/Matures 8-9/Harvest 12/Yields green 30-108, dry 4-24/Spacing 6"
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