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?)
Flower Color (what color flowers produces)
Blooming Season (which months blooms)
Showing Season (which months can we sow seeds)
Planting Season (which months can we plant or transplant)
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.