Bean, Bush Provider


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Green beans are one of the most popular vegetables to grow in a home garden. The tender pods grow to a length of 3"-5" and may be harvested in as little as fifty to seventy days. This variety of bean does not require the support of a pole as they are green beans that grow on a short, bushy plant.

How to Grow Bush Provider Beans

  • Latin Name: Phaseolus vulgaris
  • Annual
  • Days to Maturity: 50
  • Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • Soil: Ph 6 to 7, loose, warm soil
  • Temperature: Warmer
  • Light Preference: Full sun
  • Planting:
    • Depth: 2"- 3"
    • Plant Space: 5"- 6"
    • Row Space: 18-24"
  • Pests/disease: Aphids, spider mites, grasshoppers, slugs (remove rotted/diseased leaves to prevent spreading )
  • Seed count: 1 lb - Approximately 1,600 Seeds

Beans require light and even watering. Due to the leaves tendency to become afflicted with disease if made wet, you must water close to the soil. And remove any unhealthy leaves immediately to prevent spreading of the disease. At 3 to 5 inches long the beans are ready for harvesting; this will usually be around fifty to seventy days. Be sure to not leave any beans on the plant because this can slow the plants production.