Contender Bush Beans

While weeding I noticed the bush beans have finally sprouted- ten or eleven days after they were planted. They’re contender bush beans (Phaseolus vulgaris cv. Contender) donated to us by Beth of Canyon Bounty Farms. (Thanks Beth! You rock!)

Contender Beans, treated with Rhizo Bacteria Cute little bean seeds

Our beans were treated with a coating of nitrogen-fixing Rhizo bacteria to help them get established in their new bed. They were planted directly outside and will need to be thinned soon.

Contender Bush Bean Seedling

Aren’t they cute?

The plants are expected to grow between 12” and 20” and the bean pods are stringless and about 6” long, and can be eaten cooked or directly off the bush. Bean plants need air and were planted with plenty of spacing between plants and beds. Hopefully we should have beans in about 40 days.

Bush Bean Links:

http://www.gardenguides.com/seedcatalog/vegetables/beancontender.asp
http://www.botanicalinterests.com/store/search_results_detail.php?seedtype=V&seedid=619

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