Growing Green Beans
Green beans are sown directly in the garden but in case a bean plant grows outside the garden, it can be transplanted when still small.
- To prepare for planting, mix compost or animal manure with the soil.
- The seeds should then be placed 5cm below the soil on the top of a mound.
- Space between one planting hole to the other should be 15cm-20cm.
- Water the plants regularly to prevent the roots from drying and to promote flowering.
- To help preserve soil moisture, mulch the base of the plant upon germination with dry grass or leafy
- Weeding around garden beans should be done every 3 weeks from the time of planting.
- If beans become infected with a disease, use an appropriate fungicide. To keep off pests and diseases, use certified disease free seed and rotate with non-leguminous crops between seasons.
Generally, green beans should be ready to harvest 50 to 60 days from the time the seedlings sprout. The maturity time will depend greatly on what variety you are growing.