Pole Beans

Pole Beans and Pinching Off the Tops

Anonymous added on February 17, 2011 | Answered

I am growing Kentucky pole beans from seeds in my house. They are now small plants. They are spindly, a very long thin stem grows from their tops. Someone told me to pinch this off. Am I supposed to pinch these long spindly stems off or leave them be?

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Answered on February 18, 2011

They are not getting enough light and this is why they are leggy. Move a light source closer to them. I would wait to pinch them until they have a half dozen sets of true leaves, if you still want to pinch them at that time.

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