An early variety! Provider Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) grows on compact, 18-inch tall plants and is known to be a heavy producer. Round, plump pods are 5- to 8-inches long and meaty. Tolerates a wide range of conditions and is one of the best — minimal staking required; 48-54 days. Here are our best tips on How to Grow Beans, too!
Each packet contains approximately 50 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.