June 16, 2017

Planting Beans in the Vegetable Garden

Whether you are new to gardening and just planted your first vegetable crop this season, or have years of gardening experience behind you, growing beans should always be at the top of the list. Beans are dependable, easy to maintain, and are one of the most productive plants any home gardener can grow.

This year at my farm, we planted many bean varieties. Beans are one of two types: bush beans or pole beans. Bush beans grow on shrubby plants, while pole beans mature on vines that require some kind of support during development. Beans are also found in different colors and lengths, with flat or round pods. No matter what kind of beans you’re growing, they are an excellent source of protein, vitamins and antioxidants.

Here are some photos of the beans we planted in my garden… enjoy.