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Butter bean, lima bean

Phaseolus lunatus

Fruits and Vegetables

Seed bush varieties 4-6" apart, 1" deep, and in rows some 24" apart, at least 4 weeks after last frost, when soil has warmed to some 75F/24C; does not do well in cool growing season. Pole lima beans are sown at the same time, but in small hills, 5 beans around a central pole; thin to the three most vigorous seedlings. Well-draining, slightly acidic soil. In colder climates, grow in full sun, and protect with row covers during colder seasons

Bog bean (Menyanthes trifoliata)
Broad bean, fava bean (Vicia faba)
Bush bean, pole or runner bean, string bean (Phaseolus vulgaris)
Castor bean plant (Ricinus communis)
Hyacinth bean (Dolichos lablab, Lablab purpureus)

Fruits and Vegetables

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