Pole beans are a tender vegetable that grow best in warm weather.
Plant seeds directly in the garden the week of the frost date. Pole beans will continue to produce until the fall frost.
Continue harvesting from beans planted in the spring. Plant seeds directly in the garden 12 weeks before the last frost. Areas with no frost may continue to harvest pole beans into the fall.
Soil and Fertilizer
Before planting beans, amend with compost and fertilizer (chemical or organic), and fertilize several times during the growing season. Beans convert nitrogen from the air, so they will not need additional nitrogen once planted.
Harvest pole beans as soon as the beans are large enough to eat, and before the seeds start to bulge. This type of bean will continue to produce beans until the fall frost. It is important to keep picking the beans so the plant will keep producing.
Similar to: Bush Beans
- Bean Reference Sheet (Utah Extension Service)
- Recipe: Mediterranean Green Beans with Golden Raisins