Direct seed after the last frost date when the soil has warmed.
Pole beans produce over a long season so multiple sowings are unnecessary.
Note: Beans prefer well-drained soil.
4-6 seeds per linear foot in rows 12" apart. Depending on your trellis system, you may also sow 4-6 seeds around each pole.
5-10 days @ soil temp 65-90F
Full sun to part shade
Low to average. Beans prefer well-drained warm soil with a pH between 6.0-7.0.
Beans prefer warm soils and may rot at lower temperatures. This is particularly true for white-seeded varieties. You love beans. Patience.
To increase yields in areas where beans have not previously been grown, use an inoculant to introduce rhizobia bacteria into the soil.
Regular harvesting will encourage new pod set.
Pole beans require trellising, fencing, or poles!
These are LOVED by hummingbirds who often whir and dive all around them!