Tips for growing green beans
bean seeds like warm soil and a full sun location. Don't plant any seeds until
all danger of frost has passed and the soil temperature remains above 65 degrees.
Some garden experts say you'll get the best results and overall healthier plants
if you wait until the soil is at least 70°F.
Here is a
great tutorial on how
to test soil Ph from wikiHOW.
it's easy to find fungicide treated seeds. The fungicide helps to prevent certain
plant diseases from occurring. You can also choose beans varieties that are resistant
to disease such as rust, powdery mildew, bean mosaic and curly top. This is not
a guarantee you won't develop problems in the garden, but it's an extra measure
of help against them.
Place green bean seeds
to a 1 inch depth. Cover the seed with dirt to fill the furrow . Plant the seeds
1-2 inches apart in rows that are 2 to 2 1/2 feet apart. Water well. When the
bean plants reach 3 inches height, thin them to 3 to 4 inches apart.
Planting Pole Green Beans
planting pole beans you will want to plant them on hills or mounds. These mounds
should be 3 feet apart with rows 3-4 feet wide.
a stake in the center of the mound and place 3 or 4 bean seeds around the pole
one inch deep in the soil. Water well and keep the seeds moist. You should see
the seeds start to sprout within 7 days.
You'll need to continue to fertilize the beans during their growing season. Follow the manufacturers instructions. Scatter 1/2 cup of fertilizer over each 10 foot row of beans. Water the fertilizer well into the soil.
Watering Green Beans
One inch of water a week is the general rule, whether it comes via rain or the hose. Water the plants during spells of dry weather. Water them directly at their roots, trying to keep the plant as dry as possible. It's best to water in the morning so that the plant leaves can dry out. This helps prevent diseases like leaf mold. Do not let the soil dry out. Keep it uniformly moist at all times. This can help prevent blossom drop.
the plant itself with care when harvesting the beans Don't tug or yank on the
plant. Treat the plants gently and they'll continue to produce. Use one hand to
hold the stem and one hand to pluck the bean. Harvest the beans when the plant
order to help ensure your success if the soil is very dry in July-August plant
the seeds at a depth of 1 1/2 inches to help them maintain adequate moisture.
Bean Garden Tips
Green Bean Garden Pests
Mexican bean beetle is an enemy of your green bean garden as are aphids and leafhoppers.
Holes in the leaves are an indicator of beetles or caterpillars. Manually remove
any beetles you find and check the undersides of the leaves. If you see eggs remove
always best to check with your local agriculture service agent for advice if you
have any questions related to particular garden pests or pest control for your