Now that you are aware that there are many different beans you can plant, it is time to get them in the ground! Each bean variety has its own specifics, so make sure you check their directions when getting ready to sow seeds.
Regardless of the type of bean there are a couple rules of thumb. Follow these guidelines:
- Starting bean seeds indoors may be detrimental, as surviving transplanting doesn’t always happen
- Pole beans should be planted in a staked area. Gardener’s Blue Ribbon® Sturdy Stakes® should be placed in the ground prior to seeds being sown in order to avoid injury to the plants.
- Plant pole beans 3 inches apart, and plant bush beans 2 feet apart
- Beans can be planted to offer a full summer harvest. If this is your goal you should sow them about every 2 weeks.
- Plant bean seeds in well-drained, well mulched soil
- Water bean plants regularly throughout their life cycle. Similar to most plants, water during sunny days to avoid excess water on leaves and resulting mold.
- Keep plant beds weeded