For a space saving rainbow of flavor and color in the garden and at the table, plant this seed mix of 3 different colored bush beans. The sturdy, vigorous plants are ornamental in the garden, and as a bonus the pretty colors of their succulent pods stand out against the foliage for easier harvesting. Tender, stringless and juicy, the gold, royal purple, and deep green crunchy pods will cook up sweet and tender to highlight summer meals.
Approximate Seeds per Pack: 60-70 Seeds
While Renee's Garden seeds are not all certified organic, they do not sell treated or GMO seeds and have signed the "Safe Seed Pledge.”
Planting & Care
Planting: In the Spring, once weather is warm and settled and night temperatures stay securely above 55°F (13°C), plant seeds in well-worked, fertile soil in full sun. Poke seeds in 1" deep and 4" apart in rows 1-1/2' to 2' apart. Make several sowings 2 weeks apart until the end of June to provide continued harvests.
Growing: Tender, crispy garden beans are an easy reliable crop to grow, but don't plant seeds too early as cold conditions prevent good germination. If first sowing comes up unevenly, replant right away; new seedlings will catch up quickly. Birds are often attracted to young bean seedlings, so watch carefully and protect with netting or floating row covers if necessary. Avoid cultivating plants or picking pods when plants are wet.
Harvest & Use: Pick beans frequently to encourage plants to continue making new blossoms and pods. For best eating, harvest beans when they are slender and before the seeds inside the pods have filled out. Enjoy tender-crisp beans quickly steamed or sautéed to serve hot, or toss all three colors in an herbal vinaigrette. Cooked beans combine well with squash, carrots or corn, accented with fresh chopped dill or thyme for pretty summer meals.