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 spent three years as a technology specialist in the public school system and her writing has appeared in the "Willapa Harbor Herald" and the "Rogue College Byline." She has an Associate of Arts from Rogue Community College with a certificate in computer information systems.