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Bean 'October'

Phaseolus vulgaris

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October is part of the Phaseolus genus and is a Bean variety. Its scientific name is Phaseolus vulgaris 'October'. October grows as an Annual and is a Vegetable. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. October normally grows to a max height of 1.30 feet (40.0 cm metric).

Mexico is believed to be where October originates from.

Typically, October Bean is normally fairly low maintenance and can thus be quite easy to grow - only a basic level of care is required throughout the year to ensure it thrives. Being aware of the basic growing conditions this plant likes (soil, sun and water) will result in a strong and vibrant plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about October have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow October

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A full sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that October is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 5 - 13 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. October requires a soil ph of 6.0 - 6.8 meaning it does best in weakly acidic soil.

Growing October from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 3.9 inches (10.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 1.95 inches (5.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 16°C / 61°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing October about 14 days after your last frost date.

Transplanting October

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as October is a tender plant.

Harvesting October