How to grow good green and wax beans? If you are looking for a vegetable that is easy to grow and grow in a garden, beans are the way to go this summer.
Good for health and easy to grow in the vegetable garden here my best gardening tips and advice for growing yellow and green beans.
1. What kind of soil to grow yellow beans?
Soil and soil is an important part of cultivating and growing vegetables such as wax and green beans.
The main advantage of yellow beans is that they grow easily, produce a lot and are low maintenance.
Here are some practical tips:
- Plant beans in moist, well-drained soil.
- Before planting the seedlings, work the soil well and add a little compost.
- Grow beans in a very sunny location (beans need lots of sun).
- Soil temperature should be a minimum of 15°C to get full benefit.
2. When to plant broad beans in the vegetable garden?
Dwarf beans, whether with green or yellow pods, can be sown in the vegetable garden as soon as the outside temperature exceeds 10°C.
So depending on the region where you live, you can plant the seedlings from May (April for warmer regions) until August to have bean production all summer long.
Wait for the end of the spring frost!
If you live in Quebec, I recommend that you wait until the end of May before planting beans. It is very important to wait until the end of the spring frost before sowing beans and other vegetables in the vegetable garden.
To successfully grow beans, of course, you need to properly arrange and plant the seedlings in the ground.
Here’s how to successfully plant broad beans:
- Work the soil to a depth of about 30 cm before sowing.
- Dig furrows 3 to 4 cm deep.
- Space the furrows approximately 40 to 60 cm apart.
- Sow broad bean seeds every 10 cm and cover with gardening soil.
4. Tip for maintaining your bean culture
Like other garden vegetables, broad beans require a little care and maintenance to help them grow well and provide plenty of beans.
Here are some gardening tips for a bountiful bean harvest:
- Weed well: it is important to weed the weeds and turn the soil around the bean plants weekly.
- A good watering: it is necessary to water from the seedlings in the ground and when the growth begins it is necessary to water once a week, taking care to water only the foot of the beans.
- Mulching: Place mulch around the bean plants to protect against weeds and to retain some humidity.
- Tutor and support: To help the growth of bean plants and the harvest, it is advantageous to install stakes and supports, especially for pole and climbing beans.
- Hilling: By butting up the feet of your bean plants, you will be able to maintain efficient and more solid stems to support everything well.
5. Harvesting yellow and green beans
What I really like about yellow and green beans is that you can harvest them throughout the summer and even in the fall when the climate and temperature still allow it.
A first harvest in 60 days!
Depending on the variety of beans you plant in the vegetable garden, it usually takes between 60 and 90 days to have a first harvest of beans.
Plant new seedlings every 2 or 3 weeks to ensure an abundant harvest of yellow and green beans from July to October.