This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Monday, March 07, 2016

green bean varieties resistant to Mexican bean beetles

I'm putting together a collection of green beans that have some reported resistance to Mexican bean beetles. Getting ahead of this pest in our organic community garden is going to be one of my things to focus on this summer. They are voracious!

Some resistant varieties are listed here at the Weekendgardener. Our community gardeners have come across others. Varieties include:
Emerite, Logan, Wade, Black Valentine and Chinese yard long beans

I've ordered some of each of these for our community gardeners to try. Growing in our garden will be a serious test of bean beetle resistance!

Please leave a comment if anyone aware of any other resistant varieties of green beans.



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