Sow in average soil in a sunny location after danger of frost and soil has warmed, from spring to midsummer. For bush beans, sow in rows 18-30" apart, sow seeds 3" apart and cover with 2" of fine soil. Firm lightly. Seedlings emerge in 7-14 days. For bush beans keep sowing bean seeds every 2 weeks for a constant supply of delicious beans. Lima beans require warmer soil and air temperatures than snap beans to germinate. For pole beans, sow seeds 2" deep and 3" apart in a row along a trellis, netting or fence. Or set poles solidly into ground 2-3' apart and sow 6-8 beans 2" deep around each pole.