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Q.Growing Henderson Bush Lima Beans

xplim added on June 23, 2011 | Answered

I am making my first attempt at growing Henderson Bush Lima beans. They have been planted approx. 21 days. They are doing very well and are growing fast, but something seems a little odd about them.

The plants seem to be growing a “runner” above the main bush, which is 8-10 in tall. Some of the runners are approx 12 in tall. Is this normal? It seems odd for a bush type plant to be growing such a long runner out of the center of the plant.

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Answered on June 26, 2011

This is normal. You can make it a bit more bushy by nipping off a 1/4 - 1/2 inch of the end of these runners. This will force them to "bush" out rather than up.

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