This page gives written and visual instructions on How to Grow Green Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris). We will be using the Jade for its model, pictured above.
This is a mid-season planting which is something I have never done.
The Jade Bush Bean is the highest quality bean for gourmet markets. Jade's beautiful, six to seven inch long, slender, deep green pods are exceptionally tender and delicious. Large, upright plants are heat tolerant and produce heavy second early yields. Hand pick. Pale green seeds.
Plant seeds in well-drained soil with a pH above 6.0. Plant after last frost date when soil temperature is at least 60°F. Sow seeds about 2" apart, 1" deep, rows 20-36" apart.
Bean Inoculant can increase yields. For a continuous supply make successive sowings every 2-3 weeks through mid-summer. Optimum soil temperature for germination is 70-90°F.
Mexican bean beetles can be controlled with rotenone.
Harvest regularly to encourage new pod set. Harvested beans will usually keep for 7-10 days in the refrigerator. Green beans canned be frozen or canned for later use.
The Jade is an annual Growing Bush Bean plant which matures in about 53 days from sowing. The Jade is classified as a Bush Bean.
It is good to know in our section on How to Grow Green Beans, that bean plants are short plants, growing to approximately two feet in height, without requiring supports.
They generally reach maturity and produce all of their fruit in a relatively short period of time, then cease to produce. Gardeners may grow more than one crop of bush beans in a season.
I had some of the Jade seeds left over from the fall garden so I decided to plant them in the area where I just harvested the onions.
First I tilled the area and broke up the soil. Then I whetted it down. I next took a stick and poked holes, one inch deep, where I wanted to plant the seeds.
I put two seeds in each hole and covered them with dirt. It has taken about six days and now they are coming up. I thinned them to one bean per hole.
They grew and produced a harvest of great tasting green beans. Bush beans will put out all they are going to in about two weeks. Pole beans will keep producing until they freeze.
When it gets too hot, bean plants will grow and produce, but the beans will not be any good.
Green beans will do great in the fall and keep producing until the first freeze.
Most beans will freeze well but a few will not so make sure you know if the ones you plant are for freezing or not.
We have a great selection on many different types and colors of beans.
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