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Snap Bean

Romano
Snap Bean Romano

Pole Type, Italian Type, Excellent Flavor

Description

Beans are among the most popular vegetable produced by home gardeners. Snap beans, also known as garden, green or string beans are grown for their pods. Pole beans bear over a longer period of time than bush beans and yield more in the same space. Although pole beans are natural climbers, some type of support such as trellises should be used.

  • Seed Depth: 1-1.5 in.
  • Row Spacing: 18-30 in.
  • Seed Spacing: 6 in.
  • Plant Spacing: 24 in.
  • Days to Sprout: 7-14
  • Days to Harvest: 50-56

Planting

All beans are sensitive to frost and cold soil temperatures. Plant your first crop when the soil is warm. For prolonged harvest, stagger your plantings every 2-3 weeks.

Care

Thin when plants are 2 inches high. Water frequently by soaking the soil. Apply 5-10-10 fertilizer every 4 weeks in a furrow 6 inches away from plants. Mulching helps to keep soil moist.

Harvest

Harvest when pods are young and tender, before the seeds inside fully develop. Pick pods frequently to keep plants productive.

Hint

Rotate the location of beans from year to year to discourage disease.

Nutrional Value

Good source of Folic Acid, Iron and Potassium. Low in sodium.

Growing Guide and Additional Tips
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