Green Bean Seeds
Most gardeners start their
green beans from seed. This way they can choose exactly what type of green
bean they want to grow in their garden. Green beans grow on two different
types of plants, bush plants and pole plants. Once you decide what type
of plant you want in your garden you have a wide variety of green bean
seeds to choose from.
Garden Seed Companies:
There are many fine vegetable
seed companies. You can purchase from their seed catalogs or online.
Bush plants grown about 1 1/2
feet tall. Bush plants should be planted in rows at least 2 to 2 1/2 feet
apart to allow for ample air flow between them. Most bush snap bean seeds
mature within 50-60 days.
Facts about Pole Green Beans:
Pole beans can climb between
8 to 10 feet high. You must supply them ample support, such as a trellis,
fence or pole. They will need help starting their climb, but one established
they will continue well on their own. Most pole snap bean seeds mature
within 65 to 80 days.
Green Bean Seeds: Some of the most popular green bean seed varieties are Kentucky Wonder, Kentucky Blue, Early Contender, Blue Lake 274, Topcrop, Tenderette, Maxibel, Romano Italian and French Filet. Gold and Green Blend bush bean seeds are also very popular with home gardeners. Along with being delicious these blends make a lovely presentation when cooked.
Purple Bean Seeds: Some of the most popular purple green bean seed varieties are Purple Queen, Bean Sequoia, Royal Burgundy and Royalty Purple Pod. The latter two are heirloom seeds.
Golden Bean Seeds: Golden (sometimes
called Wax) Bean seeds are Brittle Wax, Cherokee Wax, Goldcrop Wax and