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Introduced in the early 1930’s, Missouri Wonder Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) were often grown in corn fields so the sturdy stalks could support them. Vigorous vines tolerate a wide range of conditions and produce flavorful, 6- to 7-inch pods in 70 days. Here are our best tips for Growing Beans, too!
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.