What are the pros? Heavy Production; Easy Early
What are the cons? Drooping plants lead to mold
These are a pretty bush habitat dried bean. I planted in ear;y June after a hard winter and had a crop by the end of August.
The problem is (was) that the bushes flopped over when the beans were ripening. Often, the oldest pods got moldy around the time that the younger pods were barely turning yellow. (A sudden streak of near 100% humditity with rain every day created a heaven for molds) As a stop-gap measure, I pulled the entire plant as soon as most of the beans looked yellow and hung them to dry in a warm, dry shed. If you live in a damp area, I'd recommend trying to find a way to support the plants to lengthen the amount of time the beans have to dry on the bush - because the bush-dried beans are beautiful
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