So far, the lima bean experiment hasn’t gotten off to a very good start. The seeds germinated and many of the plants emerged well enough. Trouble came shortly after when some type of insect decided that the main stem of the plant looked liked a tasty treat. After eating up the sides (see image below and click for detailed view), the poor plant shrivels and dies. I’m writing off this first planting and have put in a second set in one of the new beds. I’ll pay closer attention to this next set and treat the plants as they emerge and see if I can get them off to a better start.