Tender Green Garden Beans are a bush bean that is renowned for its fine string less texture. They are good for late panting and they tolerate dry weather well. These growing tips can be used for any type of string bean bush plant.
Tender Green Garden Beans will take 8-10 days to germinate and should be planted one inch deep. The seeds should be spaced three inches apart and the row spacing is two feet apart. From planting to harvest, is 54 days. Most Tender Green Garden Beans grow to a height of two to three feet; they will grow wide and bushy so keep the rows a standard distance apart. Tender green Garden Beans grow well in a 12-inch diameter flowerpot and adding a support post for the plant with help your beans grow straight and disease free.
Sow the seeds in average garden soil in a sunny location, after all danger of spring frost. For earliest seedlings, start seeds indoors in peat pots one month before outdoor planting time. If you do not have peat pots, they will easily start in small disposable cups filled with 2 inches of flower and vegetable potting soil. Keep the soil moist and place the cups in a warm location until the seeding are three inches tall. Then transplant the seedling into your outdoor location. Thin seedlings when they are three to four inches tall and the final spacing of the plants should be six to eight inches apart.
To help the seeds germinate, let the seeds rest in a warm location for 3 to 6 days in a plastic ziplock bag with a wet paper towel. Once the seeds sprout, you can easily place them one bean per cup, cover with one inch of soil and let them grow to three to six inches tall. At this time, you can move them to your outdoor location. Small flowers will appear on the plant where the beans will sprout.
Tender Green Garden Beans will be ready to pick, eat and cook in 60 days. Mature pods are 6 inches long. Pick the beans when they are most tender and keep picking beans regularly to help the plant to keep producing. The beans can be eaten raw, steamed or in soups and casseroles.