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Blue Lake Bush Bean

GARDEN BEANS Blue Lake Bush

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Dependable delicious variety for the home garden. Excellent quality that yields a heavy crop of tender, tasty beans. Ideal for table use, freezing or canning. 58 days for beans to mature.

Special Directions For Short Season Climates

SOWING: Plant outdoors in May through June after weather has warmed and all danger of frost has passed. Sow seeds 2 to 3 inches apart covering seeds with 1 to 1 1/2 inches of fine soil. Firm soil over seed.

SPACING: Leave approximately 2 feet between rows or plant in wide rows sowing seeds 4 to 6 inches apart in all directions.

THINNING: When plants are 3 or 4 inches high, thin to 4 to 6 inches apart.

GERMINATION: 1 to 2 weeks depending upon soil and weather conditions. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.

Ed's Special Advice

Beans grow best in a sunny location, where the soil is warm, loamy and lightly fertilized. Cultivate shallow and frequently until flowers appear. Avoid disturbing plants after that time, as it could cause the blossoms to fall off. For continued harvest, sow bush beans every two weeks until two months before first frost in fall. Water deeply by soaking soil.

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