Blue Lake Bush 274

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A garden favorite for over 40 years! Blue Lake Bush Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) produce heavy yields of flavorful, dark-green, 6-inch long pods that are tender, plump and crisp. Compact plants grow 15- to 20-inches tall and require no staking. (60 days)

Each packet contains approximately 40 seeds.

Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Plant directly into rich, fast draining soil in spring after the soil has warmed. Sow 1 inch deep and 2-4 inches apart in rows 18-24 inches apart. Soaking 1-2 hours prior to planting will speed germination. Thin when seedlings emerge so that bush varieties are 5 to 6 inches apart; pole varieties 6 to 8 inches apart.

Pick often to keep plants productive; when harvesting immature pods you encourage new blooms to form. Look for firm, sizable pods and pinch off with your thumbnail and fingers.