Growing Provider Bush Bean 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
Seeds should be sown directly in loose soil with two inches allowed between each individual plant and twenty inches between each row. Cover each seed with one inch of soil in full sun. To avoid letting the plants wilt in the sun, water them often, but do so close to the roots of the plant so as not to cause disease on the leaves. You can begin harvesting beans when they are about five to eight inches long; this will usually be around fifty to seventy days. Harvest pods before the beans bulge 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.
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 when planting should provide enough nutrients until harvest.
Seeds Per Package:
- 30 g Packet - Approximately 100 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 350 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 1,400 Seeds
- 5 lb - Approximately 7,000 Seeds
- 25 lb - Approximately 35,000 Seeds