How to Plant Bush Bean Seeds


Bush beans are popular for many home gardens since they do not need a trellis system to grow like pole beans. Beans are started in the garden after all danger of frost has passed for the area and the soil has begun to warm above 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Bush beans should never be started indoors as they do not like to be transplanted. Bush beans plants will reach a height of 1 to 3 feet at maturity and produce several pickings of beans.

Step 1

Create a trench row 1 inch deep in the prepared garden space. You can do this easily by using the handle end of a hoe to create the row.

Step 2

Create subsequent rows 18 to 36 inches apart.

Step 3

Place the bush bean seed 2 inches apart in the rows.

Step 4

Cover with 1 inch of soil using the hoe to pull the soil over the beans.

Step 5

Water the bean plants, if necessary, to provide 1 inch of water per week. Avoid allowing water directly on the leaves of the plants; instead, direct the water beneath the foliage.

Things You'll Need

  • Bush bean seeds
  • Prepared garden area
  • Hoe


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