When growing pole bean varieties on a Tower Garden®, the use of a support-cage or trellis/grow-teepee is required to allow the vines to grow properly.
Pole beans include our favorites i.e. French green beans (haricots verts), Asian yard long beans, most purple beans, but also most beans that are dried such as kidney beans, pinto beans belong to the pole bean family.
When growing green beans on the Tower Garden®, or any other pole bean variety, the only way to optimize crop yield relies on the outside structure. This is why we like to use a grow cage for support enhanced with crisscrossed kitchen twine giving support for the tendrils.
Do not overplant also because bean plants grow large root systems and if several plants compete for root space in the same planting section, it will affect the crop yield, and weaken the plants making them prone to pests and diseases.
Beans give a generous crop yield on aeroponic towers but the vines tend to grow overwhelmingly: this is why we advise doing monoculture when growing pole beans aeroponically on a tower.
Pole bean varieties usually have a longer production season than bush beans. Pole bean varieties give continuous ongoing harvests (pole beans can be picked and consumed in several increments as they keep on growing versus bush bean varieties that produce beans that are generally all ready at the same time which can be overwhelming).
Regardless of varieties, we strongly recommend growing beans using Tower Garden® technology.
When growing beans on a Tower Garden®, use a grow cage for support enhanced with crisscrossed kitchen twine giving support for the tendrils.
We want to change that by proving to the world that growing beans commercially on an aeroponic tower is one of the most viable solutions in terms of crop yield, nutrient density, and pest-free option.
The time has come to grow some protein-dense crops on your tower: grow beans (with a planting strategy), all kinds of beans!