Organic Beans: Provider (5g) Description:
Provider Beans get their name from their ability to reliably provide a high-yield of beans even in less than ideal growing conditions. Because this crop is not especially picky, it is a great bean variety for beginning gardeners or for those who want a bean crop they can count on. Grow Organic Provider Bush Beans using organic bean seeds from Patriot Seeds. Our open-pollinated seeds can be grown, harvested, and replanted for years to come. Plus, you can store our seeds for 5+ years in their re-sealable, military-grade Mylar packages. Patriot Seeds are also non-GMO and certified organic by California Certified Organic Farmers. When you’re ready to declare your food independence, buy Patriot Seeds!
Organic Beans: Provider Planting Instructions:
Provider Beans do best in full sun and take 50 to 60 days to grow from planting to maturity. Sow seeds directly 1 to 2 weeks after the average last frost, when the soil temperature is at least 65°F. Sow 1 seed every 4” in rows 18 to 24” apart. For a continuous harvest, sow additional seeds every week or 2 until 60 days before the first frost in fall. Skip additional sowings when the temperatures exceed 90°F.
Organic Beans: Provider Harvesting Instructions:
When the bean pod snaps or breaks in half cleanly, the beans are ready to be harvested. The pods should be about 6 to 8” long and the seeds should just be starting to form. Hold the stem in one hand and the pod in the other when harvesting, to prevent pulling off branches.
For dried bean use, harvest at about 80 days. Allow the beans to stay on the plants until they are partly dried. Then, pull up the whole plant and hang it in a warm, dry place with good air circulation until the pods and seeds are completely dried. Shell the beans and save the pods and plants for composting.
Did You Know This About Provider Beans?
In the 1980s, an archaeologist found a clay pot in New Mexico. The pot was sealed with pine tar and filled with bean seeds that were 1,500 years old. The seeds still grew!