Green Bean Production - Double vs Single Rows
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We have planted our green beans in single and double rows in the past and have not been sure as to which might provide the best production. A double row is essentially a single seed bed with a double row of seeds at a spacing that allows our thinnest wheel hoe between the seed rows.
In this case, our single rows were in a seed bed with a potato row. So, it is not a pure comparison. Nonetheless, there may be a reason we haven't been able to get an intuition on which did best. It turns out that one of our bean varieties doesn't seem to care (Jade) and the other isn't so fond of the doubling (Provider). Interesting.
Cucumber Succession Variety Results
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We have planted as many as three successions of cucumbers, but we don't always have time to manage them. On the other hand, we have determined that some varieties do not like certain successions. For example, True Lemon failed miserably in succession II a couple of years ago.
These successions are not created equal. There was a poor germination rate for succession II, thus a lower set of production numbers with fewer plants. The varieties that were in both successions seemed to be consistent for Green Slam, Marketmore and Wautoma. On the other hand, Boothby's Blonde did remarkably well. Germination rates were slightly better for Boothby's, but not that much better.