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How To Grow Green Beans With Free Seeds from Your Pantry
What many people do not realize is that for
years country gardeners who couldn't afford expensive seeds would plant
ordinary dry pinto beans in their gardens for delicious fresh green beans in
only a few weeks. These free garden seeds will grow just as well as any
Starting A Garden With Free Vegetable Seeds
You may see sprouts start to come up in as few as three days. In about a week you will have three inch plants and by 3 weeks you will see blooms and possibly green beans. Check the plants frequently once they start to bloom, brushing back the heavy leaves. You will be surprised how fast they will develop. If you let the beans get too long they will be tough and stringy.
You will have to string the longer green beans, by
pulling off the ends and pulling the strings down each side of the pod and
discarding them, otherwise these will be tough when eaten. If you can plant the
beans up against a piece of net wire stretched down the row, about 36 inches
tall, the beans will crawl up the wire and therefore produce more beans. If
there is something for the vines to crawl up they can reach heights of up to 15
feet or more so be careful when planting around overhead lines or neighbor's
Almost Free Vegetable Seeds
A small bag of pinto beans sells for around a
buck compared to a dollar for a very small packet of green bean seeds from the
garden store and in my experience grow healthier, more disease and insect
resistant plants than fancy varieties.
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