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What are beans?
Green beans and most beans, in general, are part of the Leguminosae, together with peas, mung beans, and peanuts. Most parts of the beans are part of the Phaseolus Vulgaris species. However, in this species, there’s a ton of different bean plants that are known to men and they differ from color to size to growth pattern. Something really typical of beans, being part of the Leguminosae family, is the fact that they have a symbiotic relationship with bacteria that can fix nitrogen in the ground derived from the air around the plants.
Where to grow beans?
How to take care of beans?
The root system of beans is very shallow and thus very sensitive to too much or too little water. So try to be as constant as possible when watering the plants. Some people make a gully next to the plants to water the plants when in flower. A water deficiency is characterized by imperfect and smaller pods.
avoid fresh compost when growing beans
salt limits for growing beans
How to harvest beans?
There are quite some small critters that really like to devour your beans and bean-plants, one of them is the bean fly. Once the plant is mature enough the bean fly won’t do any harm anymore to the plant but especially seed and seedlings are prone to attacks of this fly. Then there still is the bean beetle and slugs that can stress your plants so check regularly.
There are still some other diseases not explained here. If you have a problem, take a picture and contact me, I’ll help you out any way I can. If I get the right pictures, I’ll adapt this message.
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