What are the pros? Flavor and Quantity
What are the cons? Attracts Stink Bugs
These beans turned out better than I expected. I planted them closer than recommended in questionable soil and just left them to grow. I didn't mulch at all and just did a little weeding at the start. The patch is now covered with weeds. Planted 5/13. Today is 7/19 and we are beginning to harvest. Each plant probably has 50 -70 pods and they are delicious with a buttery mild flavor.
The plants are covered in stink bugs. The stink bugs don't seem to damage the plant or the pods (or affect the flavor) - not sure what they are doing there. There was damage from Japanese Beetles, they ate some of the leaves of the plant. The pods seem to unaffected. We have Rabbits here but they are not eating the pods as far as I can tell.
I planted in rows about 4-6 inches apart and thinned very little. We did have tremendous amounts of rain.
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