What are the pros? Taste, productivity
What are the cons? cucumber beetles loved them
This is the first year I actually planted beans on a pole. To my amazement, they were inept at this task and were unable to wrap around a 2x2, so I tied them every few days. The taste was quite nice, they were tender and easy to pick. The vines are productive and grew well past 7 feet tall. What I couldn't believe was that cucumber beetles preferred these to everything in the garden except for cantaloupe. Keep in mind that I go out of my way to buy varieties that do not attract beetles since they are such an epidemic problem along with squash bugs and vine borers, so the squash and cucumbers I grow are unbothered...these still seemed to handle the chewing until I got them under control (always happens when we leave town for a week) and are still producing at the end of September. I will plant these again and see if the vines look any better if I stay on top of prevention next year.
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