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Asked on Apr 20, 2019

How can I get beans to grow?

Linda SikutSaraNaomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CA


Haven’t had any trouble elsewhere but living in central Florida, beans will not grow. The plant will start out but all look like Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree. No signs of producing. I can’t figure out what the soil is lacking for beans.

4 answers
  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    on Apr 20, 2019

    Are you presoaking the beans before planting? What type of beans are they?

  • Get a soil testing kit from any hardware or home improvement center. See what it says and you will know how to amend the soil. You still have time, it is early yet.

  • Sara
    on Apr 20, 2019

    I. Used

  • Linda Sikut
    on Apr 20, 2019

    Hi Lexi,

    I would look up your county's Extension unit/service. Every county in the US has one and they should be able to help you choose the best bean type for your area. All of the articles I saw were about how great beans grow in Florida so I think you're right. Something is missing from the soil. The Cooperative should be able to help you figure that part out. Beans add nitrogen to the soil. That is something that is often lacking but with beans, they add it so that shouldn't be the problem. Just google the name of your county plus FL and the word cooperative and your local office should pop right up. Wishing you the best.

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