Fall may not know as the main growing time of Beans. But beans can grow better also in fall if the way of planting is perfect and caring is enough.
Fall is the time when weather changes and gardening this time is a bit tricky. Beans look to be better meals either on the plate and also a good crop to grow in the garden.
To start planting in the very starting of fall can give better results until the plants get damaged by cold. Pole beans and Bush beans are the popular types of beans over the country.
Pole beans are basically summertime crops. In between the mid of the summer, they start to lessen their productions. Bush beans are the better options as fall crops.
The atmosphere of fall suits bushes beans and fall grown bush beans also tastes better in flavor and tenderness. They only take a month to start production after planting.
So, if planted at the very starting of fall, they can result in better outcomes until winter starts fully.
How to Grow
- Collect some good bush bean seeds from the nearby stores that start producing within 45 days. If you have some leftovers from your spring gardening session, those seeds can be either useful to work on.
- Prepare your soil. Prepare it by adding compost and other essential fertilizers. Mix the manure with the soil even if you have done it in the earlier season.
- Lay a layer of composted manure of at-least half inches. It will be able to give you a better result.
- Keep watering the soil regularly to have better results. Start watering before you plant your seeds. Without having enough moisture in the soil, the seeds will not start germination.
- If you belong to USDA hardiness zones 8-below, you must create a cover layer with mulch, so the soil remains cool, and seeds get enough room to germinate.
- Continue watering but having an eye that the soil gets time to be dried up. Otherwise, the seeds will rot because of wetness.
- As fall is the season before the winter weather gets colder at night. Keep your plants protected from the cold by covering them with plastic, fabric, or anything perfect to cover.
- Harvest your beans before winter catches them.
- Keep eyes on your plants, so they do not get affected by the insects or any diseases. If they try to use natural remedies so the crop you get be the healthy one.
Katie L. Brown is a garden writer with many years of experience. Writing about gardening and over years of experience working in nurseries. She uses her land and skills to working on new ideas, tips, and tricks to inform you. Currently, Katie L. Brown is the Founder Editor of gardenhubs, leading Garden coverage blog specifically.