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Heirloom Henderson's Baby Lima Bean Seeds | Grow Henderson's Baby Lima Beans


 
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This heirloom, dating back to 1883, is very productive with a smooth, delicate flavor. Dwarf bush variety!

Average: 65 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 - 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


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Veggie seed order September 13, 2014
Reviewer: Jean Liepold from Grantham, NH United States  
Absolutely wonderful: seeds were cheap in comparison to other companies, seeds were packaged in aluminum to prevent moisture and light, each package contained numerous seeds.....now wait until summer 2015  to plant!!!

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Lima Bean August 3, 2014
Reviewer: Jackie S. from Angola, IN United States  
I have not yet harvested these beans, but the seeds produced huge plants with plenty of bean pods.

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Excellent July 2, 2014
Reviewer: Elaine from Prescott, AZ United States  
Excellent packaging, haven't planted them yet but soon hope to enjoy them either outside or in my greenhouse.

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Quality Packaging. Fast Shipping. June 22, 2014
Reviewer: Noah Gilcrease from Winnfield, LA United States  
I like the top quality packaging for these seeds and my germination rate has been excellent.

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Will order again June 20, 2014
Reviewer: Steve Gregg from Kodak, TN United States  
Just received my order of beans, and what impressed me most - besides the rapid shipping - was the packaging; e.g., a foil pouch instead of a paper envelope!  Wow!

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