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Green Beans

Green Beans

Plant characteristics

Plant Type:

  • Vegetables
  • Climbing
  • Annual

Sunlight Requirements (where to plant related to sun)

  • Full Sun
  • Full Sun or Partially Shade

Soil Type (type of soil plant needs)

  • Soil with Drainage but Wet

Climate Type (how tollerant is to frost?)

  • No Frost Tolerant

Fragrant Plant (do flowers have an aroma?)

  • No Fragrant Flowers

Difficulty Level (how hard is to cultivate this plant?)

  • Easy

Flower Color (what color flowers produces)

  • White

Blooming Season (which months blooms)

  • July
  • August

Showing Season (which months can we sow seeds)

  • April
  • May
  • June

Planting Season (which months can we plant or transplant)

  • May
  • June

How to grow Green Beans

Green beans are considered an easy-to-grow plant, suitable for new growers. They prefer a relatively cool weather. If the temperature rises too much, they may drop their flowers and of course you may not have a crop.

Other names for green beans

Latin name: Phaseolus Vulgaris, Phaseolus coccineus. Fabaceae Family
English name: Bush Beans, Runner Beans, Bush Dry
Greek name: Φασολάκι (single), Φασολάκια (plural)

Green beans prefer places with a lot of sunshine, but will also tolerate places where there is not constant sunshine.

Green bean bush beans grow in the form of a bush. This means that you need to provide plenty of space around each plant.

For information on growing bean beans, please see also the article: Beans – Green Beans – How to Grow and info about Varieties .

Tips for growing green beans

Start green bean plants from seeds

You can sow the seeds of green beans directly into the soil. The sowing depth should be 1 to 1.5 cm.

The ideal soil temperature is between 21 and 32 degrees Celsius. The sowing distance should be 8 to 10 cm.

The beans will germinate in 8 to 16 days depending on the soil temperature.

Best soil for green beans

The soil where you plant green beans should be rich in organic matter. You can start preparing the soil from February to March, adding compost and mixing it to a depth of 15 to 20 cm.

Green beans need soil that can retain moisture.

Harvesting green beans

Stop watering when the first fruits start to dry out.

Beans are ready to harvest when the green beans turn the yellowish color that the ears have.

Uproot the plant and hang them to dry.

Remove the beans from their pods when they are completely dry.

Related links

Runner bean (Wikipedia)
How to grow your Runner Beans, advice and pictures
Growing runner beans from seed

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