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Vegetable Planting Calendar

Lima beans, bush

Lima beans, pole
  • Approximate planting per person per year, fresh, 10 to 15 feet
  • Approximate planting per person per year, process, 10 to 15 feet
  • 1 pound of seeds for 100 feet of row
  • Minimum row space if hand cultivated, 24 inches
  • Minimum row space if using field implements, 42 inches
  • 3 inches between plants in row
  • Plant 1 inch deep
  • 70 to 80 days from planting to eating stage
  • 290 international units of vitamin A per 100 gram sample
  • 15 milligrams of vitamin C per 100 gram sample
  • Recommended varieties
    • Henderson Bush
      Popular baby lima
    • Fordhook 242
      Reliable large seeded lima. Sets pods well in hot weather.

Growing zones in Missouri
 

  • Recommended planting dates
    • South Missouri
      April 25 to May 20
    • Central Missouri
      May 15 to 25
    • North Missouri
      May 10 to 25

Lima beans, pole

  • 3 to 5 hills
  • 3 to 5 hills
  • 0.5 pound of seeds for 100 feet of row
  • Minimum row space if hand cultivated, 30 inches
  • Minimum row space if using field implements, 42 inches
  • 36 inches between plants in row
  • Plant 1 inch deep
  • 85 to 95 days from planting to eating stage
  • 290 international units of vitamin A per 100 gram sample
  • 15 milligrams of vitamin C per 100 gram sample
  • Recommended varieties
    • King of the Garden
      Large seeded lima; good quality
    • Speckled Christmas
      Large, speckled, full flavor

Growing zones in Missouri
 

  • Recommended planting dates
    • South Missouri
      May 1 to 15
    • Central Missouri
      May 10 to 15
    • North Missouri
      May 15 to 25

G6201, revised April 2000

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