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Beans, Lima

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Phaseolus limensis


Direct seed after all danger of frost when the soil reaches 18-24°C (65-75°F). Sow 1" deep, 4-6" apart in rows 30-32" apart.


Lima beans need a sunny, warm spot with very well drained soil as these beans prefer a dry soil and a long, warm growing season. For fertility and soil pH requirements, see regular bush beans.


Begin picking once the pods are well filled and beans are still tender. Pick regularly for continual yield.