Bean Bush 'French Filet' Seed Pack

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Bush beans are one of those deeply satisfying veggies to plant straight into the garden, once the soil warms up. Seeds are large enough to plant at the correct distance, no need to thin, and in the case of French Filet beans, are quite prolific. These slender short beans need only the briefest of cooking (saute or steam) and are wonderful in salads or as a side dish. When harvesting green beans, hold the stem with one hand, and the pod with the other hand to avoid pulling off branches, which will continue to produce. 

Botanical Name: Phaseolus vulgaris
Mature Size: 12"–16" tall, 8"–10" wide, upright bushy plants
Light: Sun to partial sun
Cold Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 65°F, ideally 70°–85°F.
When to Start Inside: Not recommended; bean seedlings are sensitive to root disturbance.
Special Germination Instructions: Successive Sowings: Every 7 to 14 days up to 80 days before your average first fall frost date.
Days to Emerge: 6 - 12 days
Seed Depth: 1"
Seed Spacing: 1 seed every 4"
Row Spacing: 24"
Thinning: Unnecessary
Maturity Date: 58 days
When to Harvest: Snap beans are ready to pick when the pod "snaps" or breaks in half cleanly. This is when the seeds have just begun to form and the pods are several inches long (depending on the variety).
Additional Info: At season's end, plants are great compost material if they are disease-free.
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