Growing string beans is not very difficult, and they can be grown right from scratch. Buying seeds and planting them is the only way to grow string beans. They are also called bush beans and green beans. When you go to the garden shop, choose the variety you like to eat often. There are quite a few varieties of string beans. So, make sure you read the labels.
After choosing the right variety of bean seeds, prepare the soil where they have to be sown. If you want the bed to be raised, then add more soil to the top layer. But make sure the soil is aired out well. Mix in some compost to the soil to make it rich.
String beans need at least six hours of sunlight to grow well. Water the string beans at least twice a day because these plants do not grow deep roots. They tend to dry out soon. Each row of plants should be at least 2 to 3 feet apart from the next row. Also, each plant should be at least 12 inches apart. Sow the seeds when the soil is warm so that the seed can germinate.
If you are planting the seeds soon after winter, then wait for at least a week so that the frost completely disappears. Your crop should be ready for harvest in summer. Plant a new row of beans every 10 days so that the beans grow in a timed and staggered manner. This way you can harvest the beans in batches, and have plenty to last you the entire season.
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