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This easy to grow staple of the vegetable garden is deliciously sweet when harvested as snap beans but can also be grown as a dry bean.
Days to Germination: 8 to 10 Germination may take two weeks or more if soil temperatures are below 60 F.
Days to Maturity: 70
Sunlight: full sun
Height: pole type 5-10 ft
Spread: 1-2 ft.
Bloom time: mid-summer, late-summer
How to plant: Do not plant until danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Germination is poor when soil temperature is below 60 F. Cold air temperatures (even above freezing) can injure plants and reduce yields. Soaking beans to hasten germination may damage seeds. Do not start seeds inside, as beans do not like to be transplanted.
Construct trellis, teepee, or single-pole support before seeding to avoid injurying plant roots later. Bamboo poles or saplings lashed together make easy, inexpensive supports. Do not locate trellis where it will shade other plants that need full sun.
Plant seed one inch deep (deeper if soil is dry), in hills of four to six seeds at the base of each pole. Plant 3 inches apart in rows along the base of linear trellises. For a steady supply of beans, make successive plantings until mid summer.
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