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Lima Bean Phaseolus lunatus

How to sow lima bean: Direct seed outdoors after soil is at least 24°C, thin to 30cm apart when seedlings are 5cm tall

Sun requirement for lima bean: Plant in Full Sun

Lima Bean has been planted 2 times by Growstuff members.

Lima beans have bush and pole varieties. Bush types produce more quickly and create smaller beans. Pole types can grow to 3m high and produce larger seeds. Like all legumes, lima beans can benefit from inoculants. Lima beans are shelled and cooked before eating.

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Predictions

Annual

living and reproducing in a single year or less

Height

40cm

Spread

25cm

Row Spacing

30cm

Companions

calendula celtuce

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Scientific names

Phaseolus lunatus

Alternate names

butter bean

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