Lima Beans
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Where can I buy poles to grow pole lima beans

Zone Kernersville, NC | Anonymous added on April 9, 2016 | Answered

To use a straight pole, I know it must be between 6' and 8' tall, but how do you run the string so that the beans can run between the poles? I live in the Greensboro-Winston Salem, NC area.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on April 10, 2016

For a straightforward set-up as you described, you would use strong twine tied between two poles. The string is zigzagged from the top and bottom to make a lattice for the vines.

Here are some visuals on how to string up pole beans, there are many clever ways to do so:

A tomato trellis, modified with vertical rungs of bamboo poles:
http://tallcloverfarm.com/1838/at-stake-pole-beans-need-your-support

A teepee trellis:
http://www.veggiegardener.com/how-to-build-teepee-trellis-for-pole-beans-garden-peas/

Here is a forum thread showing people's ingenuity in stringing up their pole beans:
http://forums2.gardenweb.com/discussions/1458835/let-us-see-your-pole-bean-set-up
http://www.permies.com/t/761/organic/Simple-trellis-green-beans

I hope that helps.

For more information on staking pole beans, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/beans/pole-bean-supports.htm

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