Re: [gardeners] Sunday in the garden/lima beans

George Shirley (
Mon, 01 Jul 2002 07:46:21 -0500

These are some sort of bush lima. We used the last of the seed this spring and Miz Anne tossed the
package. Most likely Fordhook's from Burpee's but I wouldn't bet the farm on it. We've tried growing
lima's pretty often and it's an iffy proposition as to whether they will fill out or not. I think
limas are more dependent upon weather variables than other beans.


"Jeanne L." wrote:
> At 02:11 PM 6/30/02, you wrote:
> >The lima beans still aren't filled out but are loaded with beans. Sure
> >hope we get a mess off of
> >that row as we dearly love the things.
> Hi George,
> What kind of lima beans are you growing?  I just got some Fordhook 242
> seeds, which I hope to plant out later this month.  This is my first year
> gardening in zone 9b - I tried growing some bush limas in zone 5b but the
> season really was not long enough, so I'm looking forward to growing them here.
> Jeanne in SoCal 9b sz23
> Compost - because a rind is a terrible thing to waste.