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 requires the support of a pole or similar structural aid due to their vine like nature and its ability to grow up to 12 feet in length.
How to Grow Blue Lake Pole Beans
- Latin Name: Phaseolus vulgaris
- Days to Maturity: 50-70
- Growing Conditions:
- Hardiness Zone: 3-9
- Soil: Ph 6 to 7, loose, warm soil
- Temperature: Warmer
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Depth: 1"
- Plant Space: 3"
- 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.