Survival Beans - Provider Bush Bean – 160g, 500seeds

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This annual bush bean produces lots of 15cm (6”) green beans on 45cm (18”) plants. Mature quickly (50days) and tolerate poor soil.  Heirloom, untreated, non-GMO, non-hybrid, open-pollinated.

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Beans are a great crop rotation plant. They help maintain the soil by replacing its nitrogen after depletion from other crops.

  • Starting

    Sow outdoors in spring 2-5cm (1-2”) deep/apart. Row spacing 30-45cm (12-18”) apart. For a constant supply all season long, plant every 2 weeks until 8 weeks before final frost. Plant in well-drained soil in full sun. Germination in 6-14 days.

  • Growing

    Thin to 10-15cm (4-6”) apart when seedlings are 10cm (4”) high.

  • Harvesting

    Maturity in 51-55 days, height 45cm (18”). Pods are ready to pick when they snap easily. Regular picking will encourage more production

  • Seed Saving

    Allow the pods to dry on the still-growing plant until the bean seeds rattle loosely inside the pods. Pick pods and let dry inside for another 1-2 weeks. Remove the seeds from the pods and store in a cool, dry location.

  • Companion Planting

    Plant with: beets, brassicas (kale, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage), corn Don’t plant with: chive, onion, garlic