Aimers Organic Bean Bush Blue Lake Seed Packet
Blue Lake Organic Bush Bean. A very heavy producer of meaty, rounded 15cm (6in) long green pods. Big, bushy plants 45cm (18in) wide require lots of space between the rows. This bean is very tasty and not stringy in the least. A home and market garden favourite. White seed. Approx. 40 seeds per pack.
Light Requirement: Full Sun
Planting Method: Direct Seed
Growth Habit: Bushy
Days to Emergence: 5 - 10
Days to Harvest 65
Height: 50 - 70cm (20 - 28in)
Beans tolerate a wide range of soil types. Their best growth is in light, organic, well-drained soil with a pH of about 6.5. Beans have a distinct dislike for cold, wet soils, so seed only after the soil has warmed to at least 16 C. Sow 2.5cm deep and 8cm apart in rows spaced 45 - 70cm (18 - 28in) apart. To ensure a continuous harvest, sow bush-type varieties every 10 days until mid-July. Keep beans evenly watered, particularly when the plants are in flower and when production of the pods starts. Avoid the use of high nitrogen fertilizer - nitrogen promotes excessive foliage.