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Burpees Stringless Green Pod Heirloom Bush Bean
Item# VS61
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Product Description

No strings. This Burpee-bred favorite is crisp, meaty, juicy, and super-flavorful. A culinary star, pods are delicious in pesto, sautéed with garlic, braised, or steamed. A classic stringless heirloom of exceptional flavor. Plant yields are early and robust. Slightly curved, round pods are about 6" long. Plants are entirely self-supporting. How to Sow and Plant Because beans are members of the legume family of plants, they can benefit from an application of a soil inoculant designed for beans and peas, prior to planting. The inoculant will enable the plants to take nitrogen from the air to use as fertilizer, which can increase crop yield and quality. Sow in average soil in a sunny location after danger of frost and soil has warmed, from spring to early summer. Sow after the soil has warmed, as seeds may rot in cooler soils. Coat untreated seed with an inoculant. Sow in rows 24 inches apart. Sow seeds 3 inches apart and cover with 2 inches of fine soil. Firm lightly and water gently. Seedlings emerge in 10-14 days depending on soil and weather conditions. Keep sowing bean seeds every 2 weeks for a constant supply of beans. Thin gradually to stand 12 inches apart when seedlings are 1-2 inches high. In dry weather, keep soil well-watered. Plants need about 1 inch of rain per week during the growing season. Use a rain gauge to check to see if you need to add water. It’s best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated. Cultivate or mulch to keep weed-free, but do not work or handle plants when leaves are wet. Beans as companion plants: Planted closely in rows spaced around two feet, bush bean plants blend well with like-sized warm-season vegetables such as peppers, tomatoes and eggplants. Between towers of pole bean plants, planting vines like squash can help keep weeds down. Pole beans can help protect cool-season vegetables such as spinach and lettuces, as the weather warms.