How To Grow Green Beans (Bush) In The Garden?
Growing beans in the garden is not difficult. You just need to follow some simple steps. Here are few tips:
1. Choose a location where there are lots of sun and soil moisture level is good; it will make your life easier when planting beans.
2. Use a pot with drainage holes so water doesn’t get into the ground.
3. Make sure you have enough space around your plants because they like to spread out.
They don’t want to be crowded or bunched up together.
4. When you sow seeds, use them immediately after transplanting them from their original container or bag into the new one.
If you wait too long, they may rot before germination occurs and then they won’t produce any beans at all!
5. Keep the soil moist but not soggy.
Don’t let it become too dry either.
6. Water your plants only when absolutely necessary, otherwise leave them alone and they’ll do fine without watering.
How To Grow Pole Beans (Green Bean) In The Garden?
Here are few tips on how to grow pole beans:
1. When you buy the seeds, look at the packet and notice when the last date is by which you need to plant them if you want to have beans in time for your big summer BBQ.
Some seeds can be stored up for a few years, while others have a more limited shelf life. Once you get past that date, there’s no going back!
2. Go to your yard and make a small hole with a stick (about the size of your pinky).
Drop a bean in and cover it up. Check on it every day. Make sure it gets some sun and doesn’t get too dry or too wet. If all goes well, it should sprout in 3-5 days.
3. Once it sprouts, keep an eye on the little plant and make sure the stalk doesn’t get too long and “leggy”.
If it does, you can give it a little support by putting some straw around it.
4. When the vine starts to produce little bean pods (which can happen anywhere from 2 weeks after sprouting to even 8 weeks later), you can pick them by hand or cut the whole vine off at the base with some scissors.
5. Enjoy your tasty beans!
You can eat them raw when fresh or cook them however you like.
Green Beans Growing Problems
Many people ask how to get rid of green bean beetles and Green Podworms. Most of the time these are the only real pest problems you’re going to have. If you notice that your plants are getting eaten, then it’s important to take care of the problem as soon as possible.
For green bean beetles, you can just pick them off and throw them away. You can also spray the plants with something like Ivory Liquid. This will get rid of most of the green bean beetles. Make sure to only use Ivory Liquid (or some other kind of soap) – using something poisonous will hurt the plants too.
For Green Podworms you’ll need to handpick these and throw them away too. You can also spray your plants with the Ivory Liquid. This will only keep them away for a little while though, because eventually they’ll get used to the taste and continue eating your plants. The only way to really get rid of the Green Podworms is by using something like PyGanic.
It’s not as bad for the environment as some of the other stuff you can buy but it kills Green Podworms and keeps away most insects.
You have to be careful using PyGanic though because it can burn the plants if you apply it when the sun is out. (You only need to do this for Green Podworms though, because Ivory Liquid is fine to use anytime.) So you’ll want to make sure you only apply it when the sun isn’t shining.
You only need to reapply PyGanic every 5-7 days.
That’s about it.
Those are the main tips on how to grow pole beans in your backyard garden. If you take care of them right, in a few months you’ll have all the bean pods you could want. (Make sure you pick them every couple of days so you don’t end up with more than you can handle!)
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