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  Bean: Contender Bush Green Bean (1oz, 55 seeds)
Heirloom Contender Bush Green Bean Seeds | Grow Contender Bush Green Beans


 
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Bears 6" to 8" string-less pods and nothing stops it! Tolerates mosaic virus, greasy pod and heat. Cooks up tender; cans and freezes with no loss of quality.

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.

Plant bush beans in either rows or blocks, with 4-6 inches between each seed. Plant the seeds 1-2 inches deep and be sure to water the soil immediately and regularly, until it sprouts.

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 - as 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.
Features
  • 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: Contains vitamin A, vitamin B, and vitamin C.


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Top notch April 9, 2015
Reviewer: Brendan Handfield from Warwick , RI United States  
Also a great value, we are very happy!

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We love Patriot Seeds Amazing Product! March 17, 2015
Reviewer: Bobi Palacio from Kansas City, KS United States  
Amazing Seeds always produce great fruits and vegetables.  This is our 3rd year planting with these seeds and we love them

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Grow your own food February 9, 2015
Reviewer: Garry Bright from Keller, TX United States  
My shipment arrived on time and as promised. As a relatively new prepper, I am trying to get prepared for the potential to have to feed my own family or just to save money and improve the quality and freshness of my meals. Many circumstances could lead to a need for my own food supply, some short term needs and some more long term. Either way, I need seeds to make any/all of this happen. I would give 5 stars for this but haven't planted them yet or grown anything but expect to try some out in Spring 2015. My motto is as follows: "Better to have something and not need it than to need it and not have it". I recommend you do the same.

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Outstanding Green Beans October 11, 2014
Reviewer: Richard Stange from Sparta, MO United States  
Super healthy high yielding plants with tender, beautiful green beans.

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service and quality July 26, 2014
Reviewer: Frances Pimentel from Adamsville, AL United States  
Very happy with my purchase.
Delivery was so faster than I expected.
Seeds germinated quickly.
Great packaging.
Best seed purchase experience ever.

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