I am looking for king of the garden pole lima beans. Do you know where I can get them? -
This company sells them:
Try doing a Goggle search for growers.
Call your local garden centers or greenhouses that sell seeds.
You can also check Ebay, they are often a good source of seeds and plants.
I am currently doing a science fair project. The title is 'Do vitamins have an effect on plant growth?'. My plant is lima beans. I would like to know what vitamin will have the biggest effect on lima beans?
The information I have read on this subject states that vitamin C appears to have an impact. The amount could be a subject for your project. Give each of say 5 different lima bean plants different doses of vitamin C to see which dose provides maximum benefit. Too heavy a dose will lead to death of the plant I am sure. For years I had heard of the benefits of vitamin B-1, however in the last 5 years I have read some articles that say it has no real noticable benefit to the plants. I personally have seen the strong effects that a product called Super Thrive has on plant growth. Not sure what all vitamins are in it as that seems to be a closely held secret.
For years we've tried to grow limas of different types. We do pole beans and get what looks like terrific plants, approximately 7 feet high. They run sideways until hardly any light can get through them. Bugs don't seem to be a problem (Our half-runner beans do about the same except that we get more beans, but they aren't prolific. ). Yet, we get very few beans.
It sounds like you may have a high nitrogen problem. High nitrogen will produce big plants, but few seeds/pods. Have your soil tested and cut back on nitrogen while increasing phosphorus. The phosphorus will help bring the plants back into balance so they can fruit.
I have lima beans on poles with hundreds and hundreds of flowers but not even one pod. Please help me to resolve this problem.
It sounds like it may be a pollination problem. If pollinators can't get to the blossoms, there will be no fruit. Common causes of pollinators not being able to get to flowers include pesticides, heavy rain or very hot weather. This article will help explain more: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/beneficial/insect-pollination-process.htm
And this one will help with getting pollinators to your yard: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/beneficial/creating-a-pollinator-garden.htm
How much fertilizer do Henderson butter beans need? Also, do they need lime?
If you have good soil, they don't need much fertilizer. A bit of balanced (e.g. 10-10-10) fertilizer will be fine. They do not need lime. Lime is sometimes used if the soil's pH is off, but the average vegetable garden does not have this problem.
What type of fertilizer is best for Ford Hook lima beans? We live in central Florida.
Fertilize with compost or an all-purpose fertilizer as a side dressing. However, avoid nitrogen rich fertilizers because lima beans do not require extra nitrogen.
Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/beans/how-to-grow-lima-beans.htm
Do you plant lima and green beans with eyes up or down?
It makes no difference which way you drop the seeds in the ground. They will grow. Here is an article or two that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/beans/how-to-grow-lima-beans.htm