Sunset Runner Bean

Phaseolus coccineus

Create some shade with these peach-bloomed vines.

Runner bean with the most beautiful peachy-pink colored blossoms. Grow for an quick-growing, highly ornamental screen/backdrop, for edible fresh green beans, and for gigantic dry soup and chili beans. Dry beans are quite a sight: giant lavender beans covered in black speckles. Create a simple trellis with string to liven up any outdoor space in the summer.

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Beans are fun, fast-growing plants that take little care to perform well.

It makes sense to inoculate beans before sowing, which boosts the nitrogen levels of your garden soil with no work whatsoever. Inoculant is available at garden centers.

Sow bean seeds about three or four inches apart in the row around the third week of May. Thinning is not necessary, but do keep the plants weeded, especially when young. Pole beans often bear for many weeks, continuing to set pods until frost.

For most tender green beans, harvest when young, slightly thicker than a pencil. To harvest dry beans, let the plant mature; pods will dry on the plant towards the end of summer. Pull the brown pods off the vine and store in a dry place until the shells are crisp and easy to open. Or, pull the plants up by the roots and allow them to dry. When the pods are brittle, shake plants back and forth inside a plastic garbage can; the beans will release from their pods and settle in the bottom of the pail.

Days to Germination 5 to 10 days
Days to Maturity 55 days
Planting Depth 1 inch
Spacing in Row 6 inches
Spacing Between Rows 42 inches
Height at Maturity 96 inches
Width at Maturity 4 inches
Sun Preference Full Sun

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