How to grow green beans

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.

Care of French beans

Peppers or green beans in special care is not needed. It is even optional to feed, especially when grown in warm beds under organic mulch. The only thing that desperately need this plant, is the heat. Repeat and remember: green beans — heat-loving culture.

It grows best at the temperature of +20-25°C. thus, the growth of seedlings to select the strongest, and their neighbors primitive the roots (to pull is not necessary, what for once again to disturb the root system?). Those who do not want to mulch, it would be nice to hill beans, when the bushes grow up to ten centimeters, in order to create conditions for development of roots.

In the future we are required to provide plants with moisture or with regular heavy watering, or by mulching and watering in especially hot periods. A couple of times per season you can pour the green beans infusion of ash. When curly beans will reach two meters in height, boldly primitive the top to halt the growth of the stem and send all the juice to the fruit.

Harvest green beans

With the harvest of green beans impossible to stay in any case. Once the pods are completely formed and Mature beans, Bush will cease to develop. When the plants are "confident" that gave seeds for procreation, they stop your growth.

Our task is to track the emergence of pods. Yeah, I started... after a week remove the first crop. The more often you cut the pods, the more the ovaries will issue a Bush. So after 4-6 days again inspect the plants — most likely, we again have something to collect. By the way, the best time to harvest green beans — a cool morning. So the blades will stay longer fresh. Keep the beans, usually frozen.

Immediately after collection, cut into several pieces, put in bags and into the freezer before winter. Can the green beans be left hanging to full maturity and take out their seeds for the next year. We wish you success and bigger yields! published


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