hotwired's Beans: Blue Lake 274 Bush - 350 plants x 350 Harvesting
Planted the first two row of beans with Blue Lake 274’s. The rows are 18 feet long x 8" wide. I plant the beans about 2-1/2" apart in two rows about 4" apart. Each of the two rows were well fertilized last fall, and the soil was mixed with compost to a depth of about 6" this about 2 weeks ago. Prior to sowing, I spread about 1/2" of potting soil over the entire row, place the beans in the row with proper spacing, then cover the beans with finely screen topsoil about 1/4" thick. Although it is a little pricey and an overkill to use potting soil, I prefer this approach because I get a very high rate of germination. The rows are equipped with soaker hoses and run East-West so I get good sun, and good irrigation, which can handle that dense a layout.
hotwired's Beans: Blue Lake 274 Bush - 350 plants Care Instructions
If sowing directly, sow at a depth of approx. 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) and aim for a distance of at least 3.96 inches (10.16 cm) between Bean plants.
Ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant - Bean 'Blue Lake 274' is known for growing to a height of approximately 40.0 cm (that's 1.30 feet in imperial).
Your garden has full sun light which is ideal for Bean 'Blue Lake 274'.
Remember to water moderately.
Your garden's USDA Hardiness Zone (5b) is within the ideal range for Bean 'Blue Lake 274'. The recommended range is between Zone 5 and 13.
Try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 6.0 and 6.8 as Bean 'Blue Lake 274' likes to be in acidic soil.
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