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Old 08-07-2015, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Southern Oregon
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I got a lot of beans off my bush beans. About three good harvests. But now they are not producing anything. Are they done? Should I pull them? The plants are green but no more flowers or beans.
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Old 08-08-2015, 05:01 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I got a lot of beans off my bush beans. About three good harvests. But now they are not producing anything. Are they done? Should I pull them? The plants are green but no more flowers or beans.
I am certainly not the expert on gardening here, but when ours stop producing we do usually pull them out. We have, from time to time planted a new crop. BTW, the plants will stay green for quite a while.
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Old 08-08-2015, 05:18 AM
 
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Yes, bush beans will produce most of their beans in bulk then be done for the year, as opposed to pole beans which tend to produce over a longer stretch of time.
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Old 08-08-2015, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Southern Oregon
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Good to know. Thanks! I'll pull them in t hat case.
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Old 08-08-2015, 02:23 PM
 
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God bless you for even trying to garden. I have virtues, dealing with dirt and bugs are not involved. I thank God I wasn't one of the Pilgrims. I would have been the first to go.
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Old 08-09-2015, 02:55 AM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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Generally bush beans will sprout up, make beans and then die off. Most, but not all, bean vines will do the same. Lima beans and long beans will keep going and going if they don't get frozen or anything nasty. I've had four year old lima beans about twenty feet long still making limas. But, if you want all your beans at one time, then bush beans are good. Much easier to can them when you have a lot of them.
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Old 07-03-2018, 10:14 PM
 
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What can I plant after I pull out my bush beans. I live in zone 5. Thanks
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Old Yesterday, 08:52 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Like most annuals the beans are going to produce for a time and then stop. What I do with them and also peas is to plant some every two weeks, 4-5 times. That way I can continue to harvest a lot longer. In our short growing season, the tomatoes (indeterminate) will continue bearing right up to the first frost in October.
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Old Today, 05:31 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Like most annuals the beans are going to produce for a time and then stop. What I do with them and also peas is to plant some every two weeks, 4-5 times. That way I can continue to harvest a lot longer. In our short growing season, the tomatoes (indeterminate) will continue bearing right up to the first frost in October.
yes the do need to be re-planted every few weeks to continue through the summer. we generally only do one planting, then depend on what we can get at the farmers market.
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