Monday, 10 February 2014

Container gardening green beans is really quite simple. Green Beans are a great accompaniment to any food whether it’s a steak, chicken or fish. What better way that to enjoy them right out of your garden? But the problem comes, when you have a small patio and not enough space to grow plants in the soil. The alternative to that is container gardening.
Planting The Green Beans
Green beans are very popular and grow best in warm seasons with plenty of sunlight and a good drained soil. Before planting the green beans, you need to rake up the soil properly. The containers that you use should be at least 8 – 10 inches deep for planting the beans. Fertilize the soil thoroughly before you put it in the containers. Read the instructions carefully before the use of fertilizers as too much can kill the plants. There are many kinds of fertilizers that are available in the market, both organic as well as synthetic for container gardening green beans.
Planting Season
Since green beans can’t stand the frost and the cold conditions, its important to plant them when all the danger of the frost has gone away. Plant the green beans in the month of April. For a fall crop its important to plant them at least 12 weeks before the frost. Green beans are usually ready to be harvested within 45-65 days. Use the fungicide treated seeds for planting, as this will protect the crops from any fungus (don’t eat these seeds as they are harmful). Read the instructions carefully.
Varieties Of Green Beans
The various varieties of beans are snap beans, Pinto beans and Lima Beans, that have many sub varieties, all of which are readily available. Green beans also come in the bush variety as well as the pole beans variety. It’s important that the seeds be planted when there is enough moisture content in the soil. This will help the container gardening green beans to germinate faster without additional water.
Water the plants at least twice a week, as there is more evaporation from the containers. In normal garden soil, beans are watered once during the week in hotter climates. It’s important that the soil have a lot of moisture content, without which the beans wouldn’t bloom. This will lead to a decrease in the yield of the green beans.
Diseases And Pests
Even with container gardening green beans, plants can be susceptible to insects such as Aphids and Spider mates. If spots appear on the pods or the leaves during the cool weather, it’s a symptom of a disease affecting the plant. All insects and diseases can be effectively treated. Check the local hardware shop for pest control methods or ask your local gardeners. As with fungicides and fertilizers its important to read the instructions as well as the warning printed on the label before the use. As these are harmful to pests and children, they shouldn’t be exposed to them, once the pesticides have been applied to the plants.
These are easily available which show the entire process of planting, watering, applying pesticides and fungicides, harvesting and storing of the green beans. They are easily available and can also be ordered online. Normally these orders take a minimum of 5 shipping days depending upon the state that one is located in.
Harvesting Time
The beans must be harvested or plucked when they are about the size of a pencil. The over mature ones are tough. Care should be taken while plucking so as to not hurt the plants. If the beans are plucked when they are ready, the plant will give yield for many more weeks. Beans can easily be stored over a period of time. They can be blanched and stored in airtight containers in the freezer.
Container gardening green beans is very easy and many other vegetables such as cucumber, cherry tomatoes, eggplants, onions and squashes can also be planted. So even in small spaces you can always enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables.


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