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Bean, Bush, Provider Organic

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Easy to pick and easy to grow.

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High quality, round, straight beans 5-8" long are produced in abundance on 18" tall plants. Does well growing in a range of conditions. Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth
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Type Some flowers and vegetables fall into subcategories that may define how they grow (such as pole or bush), what they are used for (such as slicing tomatoes or shelling peas), flower type, or other designations that will help you select the type of a class of plant that you are looking for.

Bush Snap

Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

50-60 days

Fruit Size The average size of the fruit produced by this product.

4-6 inches

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

10 inches

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

15-20 inches

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Growing Pole and Bush Beans
Beans are one of the easiest summer crops you can grow. We show you how to grow your own.
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Chef Ian of the Farm Cooking School in Stockton New Jersey Prepares Green Beans with Green Goddness Herb Sauce.
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How to Sow

  • Because beans are members of the legume family of plants, they can benefit from an application of a soil inoculant designed for beans and peas, prior to planting. The inoculant will enable the plants to take nitrogen from the air to use as fertilizer, which can increase crop yield and quality.
  • Sow in average soil in a sunny location after danger of frost and soil has warmed, from spring to early summer. Sow after the soil has warmed, as seeds may rot in cooler soils.
  • Coat untreated seed with an inoculant.
  • Sow in rows 24 inches apart. Sow seeds 3 inches apart and cover with 2 inches of fine soil. Firm lightly and water gently.
  • Seedlings emerge in 10-14 days depending on soil and weather conditions.
  • Keep sowing bush bean seeds every 2 weeks for a constant supply of beans.
  • Thin gradually to stand 12 inches apart when seedlings are 1-2 inches high.

How to Grow

  • In dry weather, keep soil well-watered. Plants need about 1 inch of rain per week during the growing season. Use a rain gauge to check to see if you need to add water. It’s best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated.
  • Cultivate or mulch to keep weed-free, but do not work or handle plants when leaves are wet.
  • Beans as companion plants: Planted closely in rows spaced around two feet, bush bean plants blend well with like-sized warm-season vegetables such as peppers, tomatoes and eggplants. Between towers of pole bean plants, planting vines such as squash can help keep weeds down. Pole beans can help protect cool-season vegetables such as spinach and lettuces, as the weather warms.

Harvest and Preserving Tips

  • For fresh use, pick pods as soon as well-filled out with peas
  • For dried bean use, harvest in about 80 days, when the pods start to dry on the plant.
  • To Dry Beans: Allow the beans to stay on the plants until they are partially dry. Then pull up the plants and hang them in a warm, dry place with good air circulation until the pods and seeds are thoroughly dry. Shell the beans and save the pods and plants for composting.
Type
Bush Snap
Days To Maturity
50-60 days
Fruit Size
4-6 inches
Sun
Full Sun
Spread
10 inches
Height
15-20 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Spring, Summer
Sow Time
After Last Frost
Thin
6 inches
Bean, Bush, Provider Organic is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy I have been growing these and have not yet reached the first harvest. But there are a wealth of flowers and lots of not yet mature beans. They grow a lot overnight. Pretty unbelievable. They are healthy and I am using them for de ft garden. Nine in a square. We planted a second square with our three year old by pushing in ground and watering. Sprouted and had leaves quickly. If a preschooler can do it, anyone can. We did use inoculant for some of them.
Date published: 2016-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this bean! We grew these 50 years ago and they still do very well in the home garden. I planted every 2-3 weeks and could not believe the old plants from previous sowings had such good production! Beans are very easy to pull off plants and do not break like some. The flavor is good fresh and reliable in canning. I planted another bush green bean variety and just did not like them like I do these. I grew 6 different bean varieties, including some pole beans, and these are a good standard in any garden. Some good beans like these should last for years!
Date published: 2014-09-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good performance in square foot garden Picked up the "Provider" based on a recommendation from the Extension service here in Missouri. Planted 9 plants per foot in square foot garden. In proximity I have several tomato plants in adjacent squares and they coexist happily. The transplants did not have the same vigor as the direct sown seeds. But both groups of plants have tolerated the abnormally hot and dry conditions of this past spring and have produced a good crop. I water at least three times weekly. Soil is a loose mix of potting soil, peat moss, and organic compost. I did fertilize twice with a balanced fertilizer. This was mostly for the benefit of the tomatillos and tomatoes. I staggered plantings about 1-2 weeks apart, but all plants are still producing beans and it's been at least 2 weeks for some. I anticipate about 3 weeks of production from the plants. Long and short, it worked very well. Germination was 88%. 44/50 plants.
Date published: 2012-06-19
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