If you think about all the ways you can use beans in your favorite dips, casseroles, soups, and more, you will realize that it would be pretty nice to have some on hand at all times. Sure, beans are easy to find at most grocery stores and market, but they are just as easy to grow at your home.
When you grow your own bush beans, you have more control over the compost, mulch, and fertilizer you give them. You can ensure they grow healthy and meet your standards. You can also get a lot for your money. One bush bean plant can produce hundreds of beans over and over again.
Growing beans isn’t difficult, and if you time them just right, you can plant them early enough to have a nice supply of beans by the end of the growing season. Here are some tips to ensure they grow right.
1. Start Seeds Outdoors
When it comes to growing bush beans from seeds, you are better off to start them outside. Some people like to start their plants inside, and then transplant them outdoors as they get bigger and stronger.
Beans don’t transplant well from inside to outside and will likely not survive the move. You should plant your bush beans one to two inches deep in the soil and about four inches apart. If you are planning on planting beans for a nice harvest all season long, you should plant the beans every 14 days. If you are gardening in a small space and have to plant the bush beans close together, don’t worry.
Bush beans do better when they are close together. You can plant them in mounds or sections for good results. Bush beans that are bunched up together are less likely to burn in the sun or suffer from root rot as the leaves act as a canopy to shade the roots.