Beans are not only good for you but they also taste good and are easy to grow. You can grow bush snap beans, which are small, self-supporting plants that bear quickly; or pole snap beans, which are tall, vigorous, productive vines. Beans are delicious when eaten fresh, frozen, or canned.
Seed Planting Information:
- Planting Depth: 1-1.5"
- Seed Spacing: 2-3"
- Spacing Between Rows: 24" for Bush, 36" for Pole
- Space After Thinning: 4-6"
- Days to Germination: 8-16
- Days to Maturity: 50-65 for Bush, 60-75 for Pole
When and Where to Plant:
Select a sunny location and plant when all danger of frost is past and the soil has warmed. For best results, loosen soil with spade or fork, fertilize with vegetable food and smooth with rake. Firm soil over seed and keep moist. Plant bush types every 3 weeks.
Care, Harvesting and Storage:
Support pole beans with stout poles, trellis, string or wire. Water by soaking soil to reduce danger of disease. Pick regularly when pods are 4-6" long and before the sides bulge. Store extra seeds in a cool dry place. Heat and moisture severely reduce germination.