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lima bean

Lima beans are an interesting crop of beans that grow in the warm season. They are native to Central America, but can be grown elsewhere. They are a very nutritious bean. They are high in protein, thiamine, riboflavin and iron.

  1. Start planting your lima beans in about 1 to 1 1/2 inches of deep, warm soil.
  2. Space your rows about 2 feet apart.
  3. Within the rows, space the seeds 2 to 4 inches apart.
  4. After planting lima beans, watch for signs of germination because you will want to thin the  plants to about 4 to 6 inches apart.
  5. Watering should be done at a rate of about one inch a week during the time blossoms & pods are developing.
    • If your lima beans lack water during the blossoming time, the flowers will drop prematurely and you won’t get many pods.

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