Growing Provider Bush Bean Planting Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: phaseolus vulgaris
- Other Names:
- Days to Maturity: 50 days
- Hardiness Zone: 3-9
- Planting Depth: 1"
- Plant Spacing: 2"
- Row Spacing: 20"
- Growth Habit: Upright
- Soil Preference: Composted, cool soil above ph level 6
- Temp Preference: Warmer
- Light Preference: Full sun is required.
- Pests/diseases: Prone to fungal diseases and Mexican bean beetles. Resistant to bean mosaic virus and powdery mildew
- Color: Light green
- Flavor: Similar to green bean
To get started, sow the seeds just one inch beneath the surface in a loose soil, with two inches between plants and twenty inches between rows. Beans need light, but even, watering. Because the leaves can become afflicted with disease if made wet, you should water as close to the root as possible. If you do find that a leaf has become diseased, remove it from the plant immediately, as the disease can spread. You can begin harvesting beans when they are about five to eight inches long; this will usually be around fifty to seventy days. Leaving mature beans on the plant can stop or slow production, so be sure to keep an eye on these rapid growers!
Provider Bush Beans are more commonly known as Snap Beans and Green Beans. They are prone to fungal diseases, making it essential for the plant to have good air circulation. Working compost into the soil while plant should provide enough nutrients until harvest. Harvest before the beans buldge through the skin of the pods, as bulging is a sign of being over-mature. The bean will become tough and stringy if not picked. Approx. 90 seeds/oz.