Jack Beans in Containers

by Ellen from Georgia
(Colbert, Georgia)

Jack beans seedling growing in pots

Jack beans seedling growing in pots

I have planted Jack Beans from seed which are now up and in containers.
It's now Mar 29. My question is should I wait until April 15 to transplant? I'm in zone 7.
They are really getting big as you can tell by the pictures.

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Apr 01, 2012
Transplanting jack beans from pots
by: ~ Megan

I would get them into their permanent place quick smart rather than wait another 2 weeks. They look easily big enough to transplant and if you let them get much taller, they will be waiving their stems around looking for decent support and they might flop over and skin their knees!

April 15 is obviously a date recommended to transplant beans in your zone, but hey, rules are made to be broken, so you show them.

I would suggest you rig up something so that if you get a late frost warning (beans hate frost) you can quickly cover those beans you have. Newspaper sheets or an old net curtain lightly draped over plants or stakes and pegged in place overnight will do the trick if you don't have a garden cloche or cover.

Apr 01, 2012
Jack Beans
by: Ellen from Georgia

The Jack Beans are going into the ground today 4/1/2012 they are too big and are trying to hook on to any thing for support. Thanks for the information, so far no more frost predicted for our area. But I will cover them up if we get one.

Apr 01, 2012
Jack Beans
by: Ellen from Georgia

Just came in from putting the jack beans in the ground, will send pictures later.

Apr 09, 2012
Jack Beans
by: Joyce

Please, what are Jack beans- the leaves look huge in your photo- you can really imagine someone climbing this vine! Puts my climbing beans to shame!

Apr 09, 2012
Jack Beans
by: Ellen from Georgia

I was given the jack beans by a friend they are heirloom seeds dating back to the late 1800's . They grow 14 feet tall and the pods are recycled the beans are fried and eaten like a meat. It is also used in medicine as a base, I wanted to see if I could get it to grow and it did. So I have it in the ground and bamboo poles up next to it. I wish i could figure out how to get the picture to this page but haven't yet! I have plenty of picture just can't get them to this page. You can e-mail me and I will send some pictures. ellen@eyeopened.com.

Megan here ~ Ellen has sent me some photos, and here they are!

Jack beans planted:
Jack beans planted

Jack bean in front of chicken coop
Jack beans in front of chicken coop

Jack beans on oak tree
Jack beans on oak tree

Jack beans after rain
Jack beans after rain

Apr 19, 2012
Jack Beans NEW
by: Ellen from Georgia

Hi Megan thanks for posting my pictures, I have more pictures if any one wants to see the progress of the beans.

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