Learning how to grow pinto beans is easy. These beans are of the dry bean type, which means the beans are harvested after the pods mature. Pinto beans have a long maturation period and may not be suitable for far northern climate zones.
How To Grow Pinto Beans In Your Garden
Variety: Pinto Beans Phaseolus vulgaris
Zones: Grown as an annual
Soil Type: Average, well-drained soil
Soil pH: 6.5 to 7.5
Sunlight: Full sun
Position your pinto bean plants where they will be in direct sun and have well drained soil that crumbles easily. It is important to rotate bean crops, so try not to plant pinto beans in the same location two years in a row.
Cleanup: After harvest, remove plants and avoid planting beans in the same spot the following year.
Saving Seeds: Dried pinto beans should be stored in an air-tight container and can be used to start new plants in the spring.
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