Planting, cultivating, harvesting bush beans - how it works!


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If you plant bush beans in the garden, you have relatively little work. It takes some preparation, however, until you can harvest the crunchy vegetables.

Bush beans plant care crop

We had to wait a long time this year until the temperatures finally climbed into the double-digit range. It was rather frosty until the end of March, now in May spring seems to be finally catching up. Gardening friends are already in the starting blocks to finally get started.

May is the ideal month to revamp your garden. But before we can enjoy a sumptuous flow of flowers or the first vegetables ready to be harvested, we need to roll up our sleeves. Gardening that occurs in the spring is really abundant. For a good overview, the small summary of Homeday. But I explicitly picked out the bush bean here. The planting and care of the bush bean is not so difficult, as one might think and therefore ideally suited for gardeners.

Requirements for the soil

Before you decide on a particular variety (more on that later), find a suitable place in your garden. Bush beans like to warm, a sunny bed is therefore perfect - partial shade is just as good. As far as the soil is concerned, bush beans are quite undemanding. However, the earth should not be lumpy or encrusted. So it is best to go ahead with the hoe before sowing, remove the weeds and loosen up the soil.

Bush beans & runner beans - where is the difference?
If you look closely, you will already recognize the difference by name. Bush beans do not need a "framework" to grow. They are low, shrub-growing plants, whereas the barley bean requires a climbing aid.

You sure have used the expression "I do not care about the bean". Desinterest and insignificance should be expressed, as it did even minnesinger Walther von der Vogelweide. Although the saying is still in use, the bush bean is anything but trivial nowadays. Here are just a few, but very popular varieties and their properties.

Adriana (crushed bean)
  • strong green beans
  • will be about 14 inches long
  • Growth height approx. 50 cm
Aramis (Kernbohne)
  • tender green fillet bean
  • blue-violet-beige speckled core
  • Growth height about 30 cm
Berggold (Brechbohne)
  • yellow-hipped waxy bean, thread-free
  • becomes about 12 - 14 cm long
  • Growth height approx. 40 cm
Borlotto Rosso (Kernbohne)
  • late maturing dry bean
  • becomes about 11 - 12 cm long
  • 5 - 6 grains per pod
Cupidone (crushed bean)
  • green-hipped fillet bean
  • is about 16 - 20 cm long
  • Growth height about 30 cm
Delinel (crushed bean)
  • Filet bean with stringless pods
  • becomes about 16 - 18 cm long
  • Growth height approx. 30 cm
Filetty (crushed bean)
  • stringent fillet bean
  • mid-morning maturity
  • becomes about 12 - 14 cm long
Ferrari (crushed bean)
  • especially thin pods
  • will be about 12 inches long
  • extremely productive variety
Golden Teepee (crushed bean)
  • very profitable wax bush bean
  • golden yellow, crispy pods
  • becomes about 14 - 15 cm long
Helios (crushed bean)
  • robust, yellow bush bean
  • becomes about 16 - 18 cm long
  • very profitable
    Hildora (crushed bean)
    • yellow wax bean with medium-fine pods
    • is about 16 - 17 cm long
    • mid-morning maturity
    Jutta (crushed bean)
    • very productive green bush bean
    • becomes about 13 - 14 cm long
    • Growth height approx. 45 cm
    La Victoire (crushed bean)
    • rich bush bean
    • green, threadless pods
    • will be about 14 inches long
    Maxi (crushed bean)
    • early ripening, green bush bean
    • very profitable
    • is about 18 - 20 cm long
    Nassau (crushed bean)
    • green bush bean with shallow pods
    • will be about 16 cm long
    • mid-early variety, very productive
    Saxa (crushed bean)
    • rich, green bush bean
    • fast-growing
    • insensitive to wet and cold weather

    Planting bush beans - instructions

    Correct way one must say that bush beans are not planted, but laid. Exception: They bought the beans themselves or bought them in advance. The soil must not be too cold, so start sowing at the earliest in mid-May.

    1. Prepare the rows and punch a hole about every 25 cm.
    2. The planting depth is 3 cm, maximum 5 cm.
    3. You can now plant individual seeds, or choose the Horst variant (3 grains in one place).
    4. Cover the beanseed with soil only lightly, otherwise they may not open.

    Extra tip for the impatient:

    If you put the seed beans in water the day before you start planting, you will germinate faster.

    Care tips for bush beans

    Bush beans bloom

    To loosen up the soil, use the hoe several times during the growth phase. But beware: think of the roots! If the stalk of the plant is clearly visible, it is advisable to pile on the bush beans.This is not a must, but gives the plant a better grip. As soon as the first flowers sprout, bush beans need plenty of water - so water regularly.

    Harvesting bush beans

    After about 2 to 3 months you get the reward for your work. When exactly the right time is, you can tell by the thickness of the sleeves. Harvest bush beans before forming thick grains. The bean pods are simply clicked off, you do not need a tool. The regular cutting off is also very good for the further harvest, because this is how new fruit approaches can form.

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