Lima bean seeds are planted 1 to 1 1/2 inches deep, so they need darkness to germinate well. Once the sprouts have emerged, the lima beans require full sunlight and 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit to grow best.
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Karen Carter has spent the last three years working as a technology specialist in the public school system. This position included hardware/software installation, customer support, and writing training manuals. She also spent four years as a newspaper editor/reporter at the Willapa Harbor Herald.