Learning how to grow green beans means getting your hands dirty with a gardening classic. Green beans are widely grown because they have a short maturation period, allowing them to be grown successfully in colder climate zones with short summers.
How To Grow Green Beans In Your Backyard
Variety: Green Beans, Snap Beans Phaseolus vulgaris
Zones: Grown as an annual
Soil Type: Fertile, well-drained soil
Soil pH: 6.0 to 7.0
Sunlight: Full sunlight
Cleanup: After harvest, remove plants and avoid planting green beans in the same spot the following year.
Saving Seeds: Select one or two plants to collect seeds from and stop harvesting while there are still pods on the plant. Allow the plants to dry and become tan or brown and the beans rattle loosely in the pods. Remove the pods, split them open and collect the beans. Place the beans in a cool, dry place and allow them to become completely dry before storing them in a sealed container.
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