momof4rugratz
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String beans ok here

Well I can not move my green beans so I have to chance they will do fine in this pot :( The weather is so bad here I am losing all the good gardening spots :( BUT look at my green beans they are pretty now. I took the advice from you all and I stuck shims under the bucket and the draning seems to work. I have green leaves I had nasty ones before and it just like bloomed out all over. The kids say it looks like alien plant now but it is nice. Any more advice please.

Here is before the trellis
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Hour later with the trellis. I was told they needed to climb I didnt know this but they are getting taller.
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Now here is a picture 2 days later. I hope I am not messing them up and advice please.

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chefshelle
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I've never done "string" beans before, so I'm not sure if that is like a pole bean or bush bean. From the pics, I would suggest thinning them out just a bit. I space my beans about 4" apart, but they are in the ground.

They look great!
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freedhardwoods
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I am on the fence about thinning them. They are thick, but I have been very successful growing some things planted much thicker than recommended. If they are in good soil, they may do ok without thinning them. Do you know whether they are pole or bush beans?

momof4rugratz
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They are bush if am correct They are so beautiful today WOW they are gorgeous..

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Those look like bush beans.
There are no runners shooting up. At that size, if they were pole beans, little runners would be shooting up to catch something to climb on.
So the small tomato cages possible will be in the way when it is time to pick.

I've not grown beans in containers for many years. So long I have little memory of it. But, thay are one of my favorite plants.

I plant my beans 2 to 3 times closer than suggested. 2 reasons; 1) they crowd out weeds, 2) I believe I get more overall production. This will cause some plants to give little production. But again, I believe I get more overall production. Since yours look healthy, I wouldn't worry too much about crowding.

momof4rugratz
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found the tag YA it says
String Beans Blue Lake Bush

WOW look at them tonight

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