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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.
  • 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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Seed order August 3, 2016
Reviewer: Brenda Woods from NIXA, MO United States  
Thank you for the excellent customer service, communication and quick delivery of my order.

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Green Bean July 21, 2016
Reviewer: MinnieMouse from Fayetteville, AR United States  
I have not planted yet but giving a 5 star because the service was good and the price was good. The website was simple to use and checkout also.

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nice beans June 16, 2016
Reviewer: Linda Aronson from Roseville, MN United States  
We planted them last week and they are already up.

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Very good March 22, 2016
Reviewer: Karen Dodge from Rockaway, NJ United States  
The package arrived in good condition the seeds are package extremely nice and are marked very clearly.
Would definitely recommend this product. I have not planted yet but I expect all to go well.

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Bean: Contender Bush Green Bean October 20, 2015
Reviewer: Robert Church from Deltona, FL United States  
Love the packaging and these are being saved to be planted after the chaos that is soon to come has passed and we have to grow our own food!

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