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Lima bean 'Fordhook 242'

Phaseolus lunatus

Fordhook 242 is a variety of Lima bean which is a member of the Phaseolus family. Its botanical name is Phaseolus lunatus 'Fordhook 242'. Fordhook 242 grows as an Annual/Perennial and is a Vegetable. Being an annual / perennial, it tends to grow either as a single season plant, or a plant that can stay in your garden for many years. Fordhook 242 is known for growing to a height of approximately 3.00 metres (9.75 feet).

Fordhook 242 Lima bean is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

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How to grow Lima bean 'Fordhook 242'

  • Full Sun

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Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water often. Fordhook 242 is generally regarded as a tender plant, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 6 - 14 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Fordhook 242 needs a soil ph of 6.6 to 7.5 (weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Fordhook 242 from seed

Sow 0.78 inches (2.0 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 1.95 feet (60.0 cm). For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 10°C / 50°F.

Transplanting Fordhook 242

Fordhook 242 is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Fordhook 242

Lima bean 'Fordhook 242' information

How long does Fordhook 242 take to grow?

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