There's always an assortment of beans you can plant: bush beans or pole beans, beans for fresh eating or drying, green beans, wax beans, well, you get the idea.
No matter what kind of beans you end up planting, you'll need to get them started correctly to get a good end product.
Here are few tips to keep in mind for a better bean harvest:
- Don't presoak the seeds. Soaking or presprouting the seeds may cause them to rot
- Unless you're planting where beans were before, dust seeds with a bacterial inoculant to boost nitrogen fixation
- Don't sow until the soil temperature reaches 60°F (15.5° C)
- Most beans prefer air temperatures of 70° to 80°F (21° to 27° C)
- Lastly, keep plants evenly watered, especially during germination and flowering