GARDEN BEANS Jade (Bush)
Jade produces long, round dark green pods on strong upright plants. Its beans have a delicious flavor with a tender texture. A prolific yielder with good disease resistance and heat tolerance. Good for eating fresh when young. Excellent for freezing or canning. Approximately 58 relative days to maturity.
Special Directions For Short Season Climates
SOWING: Plant outdoors in May through June after weather has warmed and all danger of frost has passed. Sow seeds 2 to 3 inches apart covering seeds with 1 to 1 1/2 inches of fine soil. Firm soil over seed.
SPACING: Leave approximately 2 feet between rows or plant in wide rows sowing seeds 4 to 6 inches apart in all directions.
THINNING: When plants are 3 or 4 inches high, thin to 4 to 6 inches apart.
GERMINATION: 1 to 2 weeks depending upon soil and weather conditions. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
Beans grow best in a sunny location, where the soil is warm, loamy and lightly fertilized. Cultivate shallow and frequently until flowers appear. Avoid disturbing plants after that time, as it could cause the blossoms to fall off. For continued harvest, sow bush beans every two weeks until two months before first frost in fall. Water deeply by soaking soil.