Green Bean Production
Does density of foliage on pole beans affect bean production?
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If you are having a problem with more foliage growth than flowering or pod production, then you likely have an over abundance of nitrogen in your soil, which is highly probable since beans are nitrogen-fixing plants. Add some phosphorus to the soil, such as bone meal, to help alleviate this issue and promote more flowering, which in turn will produce more pods.