Grow Long Beans In 9 Easy Steps!
If you want to grow long beans in your home, then you are at the right place. Here, along with growing, you will get to know more about the long beans. So, read this article thoroughly!
Growing Temperature For Long Beans
Growing beans indoor or outdoor depends on where you are living. The ideal temperature for long beans is 25- 30 °C. Long beans love warm soil and a warm environment. If you are used to growing vegetables then you better know how to care for them.
Soil pH For Long Beans
long beans grow best in dry and sandy soils. If the soil in your garden is fertile, you will have no trouble, but people who have poor soil use manure to make your soil fertile. The best soil pH for long beans is 6.0 to 7.0. If you don’t know how to check soil pH then you can buy a soil test kit from nearby stores or online web. For the beginner gardener, I recommend you buy a soil test kit.
Sunlight For Long Beans
Every plant needs suitable sunlight for growth. Long beans love to grow in full sun. This is a good idea if you plan to grow long beans on the roof. Long bean required more sun, so make sure to place the pot or container where sunlight comes at least 6 to 9 hours.
How long does it take for the long beans to germinate?
Not only long beans but all varieties of beans are germinated in 4 to 10 days. The plant germinating is dependent on care. How to take care of long beans? Actually, it is not difficult to sow any beans, but you need to clarify some special and important things such as choosing healthy seeds, potting mix soil, temperature, soil pH, and suitable water. If you take care of all these things, then your seeds germinate in 4 to 10 days. The ideal temperature for long beans germination is 30 °C.
Water For Long Beans
The main thing to grow any plant depends on water, without water, seeds are not germinated. It is best to give water in the morning, the rest is up to you. Make sure that the soil should remain wet, give suitable water to the plant.
How To Grow Long Beans In Pot & Container!
Long beans are usually growing in the spring or when after all danger of frost is passed. Above you saw all the conditions for growing long beans. So, let’s see how to grow long beans.
Materials You Need
- Certified Long Bean Seeds
- Pot or Container
- Potting Mix Soil
How to Grow
There is the same process to grow long beans in a container & pot. Here I am taking a container, but you can take any of them which is suitable for you.
- Wear gloves.
- Take a container that has a drainage hole, if not then make it with any tool.
- Fill the container with potting mix soil.
- Now, you need to plant the seeds, so take three or four seeds. If you are taking pot then two seeds are enough for a pot.
- With your fingers make a small hole at a distance, not deep.
- Put the seed into the hole. like, one seed in a hole.
- Cover the seeds with some additional soil.
- Now, it’s time to water the seeds, give water to them.
- Keep the container & pot on the window sill, where the direct sunlight comes.
In 4 to 10 days when the seeds germinate and are 3 to 4 inches long, give them long support of a trellis or you can use a useless PVC pipe or a wooden strip, but support them. If you don’t have any of these, hang the rope with something and let the vines climb on them.
Long beans are harvested after about 80 days. If you want mature beans, wait until then, or if you want to cook green beans, cook them anytime after 40 to 50 days.
How To Grow Long Beans In Yard & Farm
Materials You Need
- Certified Seeds
- A Trowel
- Trellis ( or any type of support)
How to grow
- In the yard & farm make the rows, the place where you want to sow the seeds.
- Make the holes with a trowel, about an inch deep at the distance of about 3 inches apart.
- Put the seed inside the hole, and cover it with some additional soil.
- Give the support of every seed with a trellis or you can use any type of tall stick.
- Now, water the seeds.
- Be patient and water the seeds regularly, because the plant growth depends on caring.
In about 2 to 3 months, your long beans will be eatable. When the beans become long, thick, and produced seeds inside then you can cut them. If you need to save the seeds for planting next spring, let the beans dry completely, or you can cut them whenever you want to eat fresh beans.
Long Bean Varieties
- Yard Long
- Stickless Wonder
- Red Noodle
- Purple Podded
Best Green Bean Varieties for Containers
- Lima Beans
- Shell Beans
- Pole Beans
- Bush Beans
- Runner Beans
- Yardlong Beans
Common Pests and Diseases
If you are growing long beans indoors, you do not have to fear pests and diseases. Yes, if you are planting in your garden beds, your beans may have aphids or thrips or some other types of diseases. Use certified pesticides to get rid of them. Below are some pests and diseases of long beans.
- Mosaic Viruses
- Root Rot
- White Mold
- Brown Spot