The Walden Effect: Homesteading Year 5. Farming, simple living, permaculture, and invention.

Homestead Blog

Innovations:

Homesteading Tags

Recent Comments



Blog Archive

User Pages

Login

About Us

Submission guidelines

Store


Scarlet runner bean update

scarlet runner beans

The scarlet runner beans are over 7 feet tall.

I'll bet they could go as high as 50 feet under the right conditions?



Want to be notified when new comments are posted on this page? Click on the RSS button after you add a comment to subscribe to the comment feed, or simply check the box beside "email replies to me" while writing your comment.


I planted bush Kentucky Wonder beans with my tomatoes. Two of them are well over 12 ft! The rest I used smaller supports so they are now growing toward the ground now. I need to add shade cloth so I will me pruning back to 7 ft.
Comment by Tom Sun Jun 28 21:32:40 2015

I planted some scarlet runners at the base of a power pole guy wire one year. They climbed up to the top of the power pole, and got tangled in the power lines. It was amazing. I had to use a dry bamboo pole to knock the dried pods down. Estimated height of the power lines 25 ft. So 50 ft might be a good estimate.

Comment by James Mon Jun 29 08:45:37 2015