How to Water String Beans in Home Gardens


String beans are a warm weather crop that the whole family can grow. Bean seeds sprout quickly and, if the weather is warm, the bean can go from the garden to the kitchen in as few as 60 days. Since vegetables lose nutrients the longer they are off the mother plant, the beans grown in your garden provide more nutrition than those you purchase at the supermarket. They taste better too. Give your bean plants lots of sunshine and 1 inch of water a week.

Step 1

Lay a soaker hose on the soil along each 25-foot-long row of beans. Cover the hose with soil or mulch.

Step 2

Run the soaker hose for 30 minutes daily. Water the beans in the morning, preferably prior to the sun coming up.

Step 3

Run the soaker hose for an additional 15 minutes in the evening during the hottest part of the summer.

Things You'll Need

  • Soaker hose
  • Mulch


  • Purdue University: Growing Beans In The Home Vegetable Garden
  • New York State Experimental Agricultural Station/Cornell University: Watering Tomatoes Drip By Drip
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