String Bean / Snap Beans Gardening Tips and Advice
Many varieties of snap beans exist, ranging from Roma string beans to Bush Blue Lake string beans to Royal Burgundy snap beans, but these varieties can be grown year-round so long as the weather isn't too hot or cold. Bush beans are slightly hardier than pole beans and can endure heat more. Both varieties need fertile, slightly dry and well-drained soil. Adding compost can help improve every type of soil, and you can easily make your own with a compost bin.
Planting Snap Beans / String Beans
Pole varieties should be planted from seed about 6-12 inches apart, while bush varieties only need to be spaced about two inches apart. Snap beans should be harvested regularly to encourage growth of more beans. Harvest beans in the morning and when they are still tender. Pods should be about 3 inches long. Hold the stem with one hand while picking the pods off carefully with the other.
Days to harvest: 60-80 days
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