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Johnny's Bean Basics | Learn About Differences Between Types
Learn about the different types of beans and bean seeds, along with the differences between types, including bush beans (aka green beans or string beans), pole beans, snap beans, shell and dry beans. Includes information on plant habit and form, including mounding and vining types, with links to additional information about bean history, horticulture, and common questions about how to grow beans. Read More
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About Snap, String & Green Beans | What to Look For
Learn about the characteristics Johnny's Selected Seeds looks for when selecting snap bean varieties, with recommendations for growing a steady supply of beautiful, delicious snap beans all season long. Read More
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About Pole Beans | 6 Steps to Success: Select Varieties, Plant Seed & Set Up Your Trellis
Information on vining pole beans, including how to plant, setting up a trellis, recommended varieties and growing tips, from the experts at Johnny's Selected Seeds. Under cover and in the field, follow Phil Foster & John Bauer's 6 Easy Steps to Pole Bean Success. Read More
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About Dry Beans
Information about Dry Beans, from the inveterate State-of-Maine baked-bean devotees at Johnny's Selected Seeds. Read More
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Bean FAQs
Answers to commonly asked questions about beans, bean seed, and growing beans, from the experts at Johnny's Selected Seeds. Read More
Key Growing Information
Bush Beans | Key Growing Information
Written by our research team, this reference contains the essential information for growing bush beans (green beans) from seed, from spacing and inoculants to disease prevention and harvesting. Read more for a successful harvest! Read More
Key Growing Information
French Filet Beans | Key Growing Information
Written by our research team, this reference contains the essential information for growing French filet beans (haricot verts) from seed, from sowing and inoculants to disease prevention and harvest. Read more for a successful harvest! Read More
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Fava Bean | Key Growing Information
Written by our research team, this reference contains the essential information for growing fava beans (broad beans) from seed: instructions for sowing, inoculating, spacing, pest and disease control. Read more for a successful harvest! Read More
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Pole Bean | Key Growing Information
Written by our research team, this reference contains the essential information for growing pole beans from seed, from inoculation, sowing, and germination to mulching, spacing, trellising, and harvesting. Read more for a successful harvest! Read More
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Fresh Shell Beans | Key Growing Information
Written by our research team, this reference contains the essential information for growing fresh shell beans from seed: instructions for sowing, inoculating, spacing, pest and disease control, harvesting, and storage. Read more for a successful harvest! Read More
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Dry Bean | Key Growing Information
Written by our research team, this reference contains the essential information for growing dry beans, from site selection, sowing, and culture, to pest and disease control, harvesting, drying, threshing, and storage. Read more for a successful harvest! Read More
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Soybean | Key Growing Information
Written by our research team, this reference contains the essential information for growing soya beans from seed, from inoculation, sowing, and germination to mulching, spacing, trellising, and harvesting. Read more for a successful harvest! Read More
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Lima Bean | Key Growing Information
Written by our research team, this reference contains the essential information for growing lima beans from seed, from sowing and spacing to culture and harvesting. Read more for a successful harvest! Read More
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Bush Bean Varieties | Comparison Chart (PDF)
Compare bean variety features, including Days to Maturity, Pod Color, Pod Length, Pod Diameter, Disease Resistance, Pod Shape, and Bean Seed Color. Johnny's select line of bush (green) bean varieties includes varieties carefully trialed and selected by our research team. Read More
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Video: How to Grow Bush Beans • From Seed to Harvest
Year-round Nova Scotian gardener and author Niki Jabbour lends her expertise on how to grow 'Affirmed' and 'Cosmos,' two bush bean varieties that are easy to grow and delicious. Read More
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