Both beans and corn are warm season crops and need soil temperatures of 60 degrees Fahrenheit or higher to germinate. Beans take eight to 10 days to emerge while corn emerges in four to seven days. Beans seeds stay viable for five years and corn seeds are viable for two years. Corn seeds have a higher tolerance for wet soil, since bean seeds will split and fail to germinate in wet soil.
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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.