French Garden

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Stringless, tender and sweet! This heirloom French Garden Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) is easy to grow and produces heavy yields on 15- to 24-inch tall plants. Dark green pods reach 6- to 7-inches long and have a delicious, nutty flavor. (50 days) Learn How to Grow Beans here.

Each packet contains approximately 40-60 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.