The advantages of growing pole beans instead of bush beans
publication date: Apr 1, 2018
A few years back we realized we hated picking beans. Not only do they take a disproportionate amount of time to harvest, but also it is backbreaking work. So we decided to try growing a bed of pole beans. We loved picking them standing up and we congratulated ourselves on how clever we were!
But when we got the long Fortex beans to market and stuck them in our quart boxes (more like stuck them out of our quart boxes) next to the slender little bush beans, we found that we couldn’t get customers to try them. We heard over and over again that those beans looked like they would be tough. We told people how delicious pole beans are and were sometimes able to talk people into taking them home, but realized we were only hearing from the people who said it aloud. We were not even getting to the people walking past our booth thinking dismissive and derisive thoughts about our pole beans!
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