Direct sow after last frost when soil tempt is about 70˚F. Beans are sensitive to cool soil and will rot if soil temps are below 55˚F. Sow bush snap beans every 2-3 weeks until mid summer for a continued harvest. Sow pole beans from late spring to very early summer. Sow pole beans 3 seeds per hole, 8” between hole and trellis rows 4’ spacing. Thin to 6-8” apart. Beans are susceptible to numerous diseases, avoid wetting foliage, remove plants at the end of the year, practice 4 year crop rotation. Save each year’s seeds in separate containers. Crossing is not apparent until the next generations. Soil pH 6-6.8. Hardiness zones 5-13. Annual.
Days from maturity calculated from the date of seeding. Average 30-65 seeds per ounce. Average 116M (bush) 46M (pole) seeds per acre. Federal germination standard: 70%. Usual seed life: 4 years. Isolation distance for seed saving: 1/2 mile.
Planting Depth 1-2”
Soil Temp. Germ. 70-95˚F
Days to Germ. 3-7
Plant Spacing 2-3”
Row Spacing 12”
Days To Maturity 90–100Full Sun
, Moist Well Drained