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Planting - Lima Beans





Planting Information




Seeding Rate Per Foot 8 oz. per 100 ft of row 3 to 6 seeds per foot
Seeds Per Ounce 25 to 75
Space Between Plants Bush: 3"
Planting Depth 1"
Plant Height Tall
Plant Types Pole or Bush Thin or thick seeded
Favorite Varieties Fordhook 242, Kingston
Seed Viability (Years) 3 years
Seed Germination 75 F
Germination Time 31 days at 59 F
18 days at 68 F
7 days at 77 F
7 days at 86 F


Planting Instructions



Planting depth should be 1 to 1 1/2 inches deep when moisture levels are sufficient and the soil temperatures are approximately 65 F, but it is best to check the local area conditions. Use high quality, certified seed that has been treated with pesticides to avoid problems with fungi, bacteria, insects, and seed-borne pathogens.

Place traditional rows as follows: plant seeds two to three inches apart with rows 18 to 24 inches apart or plant in rows 13 inches apart with four inches between plants.

Only high quality, certified seed that has been treated with pesticides should be used to avoid problems with fungi, bacteria, insects, and seed-borne pathogens.

Bush Type: Traditional Rows: plant seeds 3 to 6 inches apart in rows 18 to 24 inches apart or plant in rows 12 inches apart with four inches between plants.

Wide Rows and containers: plant seeds about 6 inches apart

Pole Type: sow seeds 3" to 6" apart with 24" to 36" between trellises. Plant so 2 to 3 rows climb up the same trellis system. This reduces labor required for building supports and decreases space required for production.

For hills, sow seeds 3" to 6" apart in a circle and place poles teepee-style around the circle.

 

 

Lima Beans

Tips

Plant in a sunny location.

 

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