Pole Beans – Too Tall

Q: Can I trim pole beans if I can’t reach the tops? My theory is that the growth will return to bottom of plant and produce more beans lower and easier to pick! What do you think?

A: The vine will typically make new sprouts within twelve inches of where you cut it. Sometimes the best idea is to untangle the top and bring the vine(s) down to your picking level so they can proceed upward once again.

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