Butter Beans


Anonymous added on April 25, 2014 | Answered

I have been growing butterbeans. They produce thick vines but no fruit. What is the problem?

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Answered on April 25, 2014

It sounds like you may have nitrogen heavy soil. All beans are nitrogen fixing plants, so be careful to avoid heavy nitrogen feedings, as nitrogen-rich soils result in excessive vine growth and little to no beans. This article should also help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/beans/bean-blossoms-no-pods.htm Try adding some phosphorus to the soil. Bone meal is a good source of this. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/phosphorus-plant-growth.htm

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