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Bean care instructions

Phaseolus vulgaris

All care instructions and information about Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) have been provided by real gardeners.

Lifecycle Is Bean annual or perennial?
Annual/Perennial
Growing Difficulty How hard is it to grow Bean?
Easy 2/5
Growth Habit What shape or habit does Bean grow into?
Climbing
Hardiness How frost hardy is Bean?
Tender
Country of Origin Where did Bean come from?
Mexico
Mature Height How tall does Bean grow?
40.0 cm / 1.30 feet
Mature Spread How wide does Bean grow?
14.0 cm / 5.46 inches
USDA Zone Range Which zones does Bean grow best in?
Zone 5 to Zone 13
pH Range The level of acidity for Bean.
6.0 - 6.8
Water Requirements How much water does Bean require?
Medium
Nitrogen Requirements How much nitrogen fertilizer does Bean need?
Low
Soil What sort of soil should I plant Bean in?
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Sun How much sunlight does Bean need to grow?
Full Sun / Partial Sun
Can Sow Direct? Can Bean be sown directly?
Yes
Sowing Depth How deep to plant Bean?
5.0 cm / 1.95 inches
Sowing Distance Apart How far apart to plant Bean?
10.0 cm / 3.9 inches
Sowing Row Distance Apart How far apart to plant rows of Bean?
15.2 cm / 5.93 inches
Ideal Germination Temperature Range What temperatures does Bean need in order to germinate?
16°C / 61°F to 26°C / 79°F
Growing Temperatures What temperatures are best to grow Bean in?
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Planting Distance Apart How far apart to plant Bean seedlings.
7.0 cm / 2.73 inches
Planting Row Distance Apart How far apart to plant rows of Bean seedlings.
50.0 cm / 1.62 feet
Bloom Time When will Bean bloom?
Early Summer
Harvest Time When is Bean ready for harvest?
Mid Summer
Pruning Time When should I prune Bean?
Mid Summer