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Growing Beans Naturally

 
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I wanted to make this thread to help me keep track of and document growing beans naturally with hopefully minimal work and maximum harvest!

Hopefully it can be helpful to others also!
 
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The pole beans seem to be loving growing in the food forest!
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Beans and blackberries!
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More beans in the food forest...
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Green bean flowers are so beautiful to me.
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Do you start yours indoors and transplant? I always figured without enough light they wouldn't germinate.
 
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I direct sowed just scattering the seed.

I planted too late this year, and the slugs got a lot of the seed, but I still had a good number sprout. I think if I had sown them earlier, the slugs wouldn't have been a problem, because I've never had a problem with them in the past.

The deer and bunnies are nibbling on the ones that are in the open, so I hope that by planting them more densely next year, maybe mixed in with some bush squash that the nibblers seem to avoid, will help in the future.
 
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