Growing Slenderette Bush Bean Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Phaseolus vulgaris
- Other Names: String Beans
- Days to Maturity: 50-79
- Hardiness Zone: 3-9
- Planting Depth: 1”
- Plant Spacing: 3”
- Row Spacing: 18-24"
- Growth Habit: Mound/bush
- Soil Preference: Loose soil, PH levels between 6-7, soil must be warm to germinate, grow in late spring
- Temp Preference: Warmer
- Light Preference: Full sun (required)
- Pests/diseases: Aphids, spider mites, grasshoppers, slugs. Wet leaves can rot and disease can spread, so affected leaves need to be removed
- Color: Rich green, the color it is named after
- Flavor: Juicy, crunchy
Sow seeds directly outdoors one to two weeks after the final frost when the soil is warm and moist. Each seed should be around one inch below the surface of the soil. Beans can be harvested continuously if seeds are sown over multiple weeks. Slenderette beans are not very cold tolerant, so the soil needs to be at least 65° and loose. Allow four inches between each plant and keep rows around twenty inches apart. It is very important to plant them in full sun, but make sure they don’t wilt by watering them plenty. When watering them, be sure to water close to the ground directly on the roots so that the leaves don’t become diseased. The pods are ready to be harvested when they are fully firm and crisp and three to five inches long. The pods are ready to be harvested individually when each one is full size and they are able to be snapped off the plant. Harvest them by detaching them from the plant just above where the pod ends on the vine. Don’t leave them on the plant longer or it may slow plant production.
This variety is one of the best bush beans to grow from home for beginning gardeners. They have a deeper green shade than most other green beans, and therefore a unique taste.
Seeds Per Package:
- 1 oz - Approximately 88 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 350 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 1,400 Seeds
- 5 lb - Approximately 7,000 Seeds
- 25 lb - Approximately 35,000 Seeds