Lima Beans

Planting Fordhook Limas


pdsimpson added on June 4, 2016 | Answered

I bought my seeds from an Amish farmer here in PA. I din't think to ask if the seeds were bush or pole. Now I'm not sure how to plant, ie will I need just stakes or a trellis system. Help please.


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LuvaLeigh
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on June 7, 2016

Fordhook Lima Beans grow in bush form. No need for added support.

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kh0001
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Answered on June 7, 2016

It won't hurt a bit if you set up a trellis and your beans end up growing on a bush instead of a more vine-like plant. You should know pretty quickly whether they're coming up "viney" like snap peas or like a larger, fuller plant (a bush), and you can adjust your support system accordingly. Go ahead & set up either stakes or trellises and let yourself enjoy the surprise!

Here's an article on growing Lima beans that may help you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/beans/how-to-grow-lima-beans.htm

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