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  Bean (Pole): Blue Lake Green Bean (2oz, 175 seeds)
Heirloom Blue Lake Pole Bean Seeds | Grow Blue Lake Pole Beans


 
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Blue Lake Pole Beans can be traced back to 1923, and have been popular for generations since! Good for hand-picking for market, this pole variety is the predecessor of the popular bush variety that shares the same name.

Possibly the best green bean in the world! Average: 62 days

Detailed planting instructions:


Beans are generally direct seeded in the garden. The most important point about growing green beans is not to plant them too early. They will rot in cool, damp soil. To get an earlier start, you can put down black plastic to warm the soil.

When bush beans begin producing they often come in all at once. Staggered planting, every 2 weeks, will keep your bush beans going longer. Beans like a moderately rich soil with a slightly acidic pH of about 6.0 to 6.2.

They prefer a loose, moist soil. Plant after all danger of frost is past.

Pole beans will need some type of support to grow on. Be sure the trellis, teepee, fence or whatever is in place before you seed. Plant seeds at a rate of about 3-6 seeds per teepee or every 6 inches apart.


HARVESTING

Harvesting beans is an ongoing process. You can start to harvest anytime, but gardeners usually wait until the beans begin to firm up and can be snapped. They are generally about as think as a pencil then. Don’t wait too long, because beans can become overgrown and tough almost overnight. Harvest by gently pulling each bean from the vine or by snapping off the vine end, if you are going to be using the beans right away.

SAVING SEEDS

It is a suggested that you earmark a couple of plants at the beginning of the season for seed saving. Don’t pick ANY pods from them to eat - just pick the crisp brown pods at the end of the season. Don’t feed them, or water them unless it is very dry - this can encourage leafy growth rather than pod development. There is no point in picking green pods as the seeds are not mature enough at this stage.
  • Comes in E-Z Lock resealable, reusable triple-layered foil packets
  • Seeds are open pollinated and can be grown, harvested, and replanted endlessly
  • Dried & sealed airtight for long-term storage
  • Nutritional value: An excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, iron, and potassium.

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Heirloom Seeds September 1, 2016
Reviewer: Jo Hunding from Lagrange, GA United States  
I appreciate the packets that the seeds arrived in. It is of a heavy grade material that seals the seeds from moisture and light. I really like how I can re-seal the packet for future use.

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Beans July 22, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Manchester, GA United States  
Good quantity and quality.  They are sprouted and growing nicely.  Very pleased with the packaging and the prompt shipping.

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Fast June 10, 2016
Reviewer: Mike from Maine  
Recieved the package of beans far sooner than expected. Was pleased to see the quality of packaging and the number of seeds for the cost was much better than other vendors. Thanks!

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Good June 1, 2016
Reviewer: Lisa Anderson from Fargo, ND United States  
Thank you.

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Similar to my review of the basil April 7, 2016
Reviewer: Sandra from MELBOURNE, FL United States  
I love the bag since there were lots more seeds than I needed at one planting. I soaked the seeds, planted them in my box, and they sprouted in record time. I know because I have two other boxes with seeds from another place and they haven't done nearly as well. Now they're off and "running."

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