Green, French green, green... not once refer to this beans our gardeners. Many of us love this mega-healthy vegetable, easy, effortless and fun to grow it, managing with a few bushes to gather a bumper crop. And someone bean is not given. It seems to be planted, and watered, and in the end, the disappointment rose again-something not a bit like green beans.
How to grow green beans, not to complain about the harvest? Disclose all the secrets of growing a truly wonderful pods!
The types of green beans
Beans is of several types: green, yellow, purple, white with purple stains, sometimes even with pink pods. But we, the gardeners, it is much more important that green beans are divided into Bush and curly.
And Bush and twining forms of beans have their advantages and disadvantages. For example, Bush beans less heat than Curling does not require the supports and, as a rule, together gives the harvest (it is removed in 2-3 hours). But curly beans gives you more pods, due to continuous growth, it grows up, so it can occupy a free space between the other plants, it can be planted along the fence (or instead of) as a hedge.
A sample of suggest to plant a few plants of both species to determine what it is easier for you to care what will be the yield, etc. the Only thing for Northern regions it is better to choose early-maturing varieties, which are beginning to bear fruit in two months after planting. Gardeners in southern areas can afford, and late varieties.
Planting green beans Beans — thermophilic culture,
so it is planted quite late, when the ground is well warmed and frosts no longer in sight. Typically, planting should be done in late may — early June.
It is best to grow it on sandy soil. Especially in Northern areas where the cool summer green beans may not give pods. So add in the beds of sand, have their well-warmed place or under construction for bean warm bed. A couple of weeks before planting is recommended to cover the bed with plastic film to warm the earth.
In a well-heated ground beans will sprout sooner. Before planting the seeds of green beans must be soaked. At least two hours, as a maximum, until the seedlings emerge. Planted germinated seeds beans rises quickly and amicably.
Bed mark scheme: 8-10 cm between plants and 30-40 cm between the rows. For curly beans can these distances increase and immediately put supports. Put green beans in two seeds in one hole, then to choose the strongest plant. Optimum seeding depth — 3 cm.
After planting a flower bed watered and mulch with compost, straw or grass.
Don't be afraid to mulch beans (many people are worried that under the mulch the soil warms up more slowly), we should be well warmed bed, and the mulch delay is essential for seed germination moisture.
If you are a supporter of mulching, you need to make sure the bed was always moist (but not transfused). Two weeks later (maybe sooner) will see the first shoots of green beans.