Carrie B
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Don't know if I have bush beans or pole beans

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Here is my challenge. I am not sure it my beans are pole beans or bush beans. I have a bag of kentuck wonder bush beans as well as a snap pea bag. But I recall having another bag which I thought was pole beans. The snap peas, i have grown before and can ID easily. I have never grown formal beans and I am wondering if there is a way that one distinguishes pole beans from bush beans especially when they are only about 3 inches tall.

I am trying to use campaniotn planting techniques and feel that It is important to know the differnce if possible.

Any ideas.. Pictures... that can help? :?:
Thanks
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Paolo@
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Re: Don't know if I have bush beans or pole beans

You should know soon enough, as the bush variety won't grow very tall and the pole variety will have "feelers" that try to find things to grab onto.

Best bet is to plant some labelled test crops in a remote area, and then mark the containers when you know which is which. You could always plant a second timeline in the companion locations as soon as you classify the variety :)

Carrie B
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Re: Don't know if I have bush beans or pole beans

Good idea! I'll start a couple pots tomorrow :D
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