Growing Beans - dwarf, also French beans, Bush beans

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09 Jul 22 Lorraine (USA - Zone 9a climate)
Do you need to trellis bush beans and how much sun do they need a day? Will they do well if they get 3 hours morning sun, then shade for 3 hours and then 3 hours of sun again in the afternoon? I want to be able to can (preserve) my beans so I need them to produce roughly around the same time....for enough to can would you suggest the scattered planting method?
12 Jul 22 Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
No need to trellis but what you do is hill the soil up around the stem when they are half grown to support the plant. As much sun as you can within reason. Keep picking and you will get 3-4 flushes of beans over 2-3 weeks, as they won't mature all at the same time.
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