Climber's Helper Beans Will Grow Well In Your Organic Garden
When it comes to African bean production, few can compete with climber French beans. These beans are considered the "world's number one" seed crop. They are the original "superfood" and have provided consumers with millennia of health benefits. Climbing French beans are now being used to make delicious coffee drinks around the world. The bean is a close relative of peanuts and has similar structural characteristics. This small but powerful seed is full of healthy antioxidants that can provide you with the vitamins and minerals your body needs to stay strong and healthy.
When picking African beans, be sure to pick the ones that are the seed of true French beans. Many people incorrectly think that French seeds are watered down versions of their African seed counterparts. True French beans are able to withstand extreme weather conditions, disease and pests. They are also very resistant to moisture, so they can actually be stored for months on end. If the climate in your area does not allow you to harvest seeds, you can purchase French beans that have already been sown.
Before you start growing, there are some things you need to know. First, you should know how to grow and harvest climbing French beans. It is very similar to traditional growing methods, just on a much larger scale. Before you begin planting, you will need to find a high-hanging branch or tree that receives enough sun to heat the soil. You also need to find a place that receives direct sunlight during the day and shade at night. You may also choose to place your canopy to help block out any UV rays from the sun.
If you are new to growing climbing French beans, the best time to plant them is late spring through early summer. It is not recommended to plant your beans in fall. They will not get the adequate amount of sun needed to germinate. The best time to plant them is during early spring when the weather is warm and moisture levels are at their highest.
The second thing you need to know about growing climbing French bean seeds is where to sow them. When you sow seeds indoors they will need to be in a plastic potting soil mix that contains vermiculite. This will help keep the soil sterile and will help germination occur faster. Be careful not to place the seeds too close together as they could overheat. Seeds can be sown in many different environments including terracotta clay, garden trays and outside in the garden.
Once you have chosen a location for your climber's helper beans, the next step is to prepare the soil. Add compost to the soil to help break it up and aerate the soil. You can also add a slow release fertilizer about four times a year. Just be sure that it is certified organic.
When you are ready to plant your beans, water the area they will be planted in carefully and make sure the area has been plowed under to root level. As the beans begin to sprout they will reach up to two feet tall. As they mature they will drop their leaves and grow another set of leaf blades to form the beans you will harvest from them. This is a very forgiving bean plant that rewards you with lots of beans to enjoy. In fact, you will find that you only need to replant them every few years and they continue to grow and produce for you.
Many gardeners find that growing climber's helper beans is a rewarding hobby. If you are looking for a fun gardening experience, try planting these types of bean plants. They do well in a variety of conditions and are easy to take care of. You won't have much left over when you do harvest them, which is great because they are a great crop to give to your family.