Planting a vegetable garden for a family
How many beans will one black bean plant produce?
Black bean plants are very productive typically yielding 25 to 36 pods per plant.
How many bush beans do you get from one plant?
That set me to counting a lot of other varieties and the bulk of them will average about 120 beans per plant. That only applies to if they are given decent soil and elbow room. No bush bean is planted at less than 8" spacing.
What should I plant next to green beans?
Some other plants that make great companions for beans include carrots, cabbage, Brussel sprouts, celery, kale, strawberries, swiss chard, tomatoes, lettuce, peas, cauliflower, parsley, spinach, and savory.
How tall does a bean plant grow?
Beans are one of the most commonly grown vegetables in home gardens. Bush beans grow to be about 1 to 2 feet tall and do not require staking for support.
How do you know when beans are ready?
They shouldn't be falling apart. A great way to tell that beans are done or almost done is to blow on a spoonful of them. If the outer skins of the beans peel back (it's very noticeable), keep a very watchful eye on them--they're almost done if they aren't already done.
How do you know when a green bean is ready to be picked?
What kind of fertilizer do beans like?
Beans grow best when the soil is fertilized well. For an area that is 10 feet long and 10 feet wide, use 2 to 3 pounds of fertilizer such as 10-20-10. Spread the fertilizer evenly over the area then mix it in with the top 3 to 4 inches of soil.
How many beans are in a soybean pod?
Estimate seeds per pod. Healthy soybean plants will average about 2.5 seeds per pod.
How do you count nodes in soybeans?
Count the number of nodes on the main stem that have or had a fully developed leaf beginning with the unifoliate leaf node (1st leaf node). 2. A leaf is fully developed when the trifoliate at the node immediately above it is unrolled so the two edges of each leaflet are not touching.
What type of soil do beans grow best in?
Have your soil tested. Beans grow best in slightly acidic to neutral soil, pH between 6 and 7. Clay or silt loams are better for bean production than sandy soils, although good drainage is important. Use well-rotted manure or compost at planting to increase soil organic matter.
Can tomatoes and green beans grow together?
Beans and tomatoes have very different nutrient needs and different watering needs. If you can control those, then there is no reason why they can't be planted and grow them together. Lots of gardeners have successfully done so. As far as nutrients go, tomatoes need much more nitrogen than beans.