GARDEN BEANS Kentucky Blue (Pole)
A New All-America Selections Winner. Kentucky Blue was developed from the popular varieties of Kentucky Wonder and Blue Lake Pole garden beans. It produces earlier than its parents and very abundantly with round, 6 to 7 inch sweet flavored pods that produce throughout the picking season. Approximately 60 days to maturity.
Special Directions for Short Season Climates
SOWING: Plant outdoors in late spring after weather has warmed and all danger of frost has passed. Plant 4 to 6 seeds per pole in hills. Plant seeds on their side covering seed with 1 to 1 1/2 inches of fine soil firmed down.
SPACING: Provide 2 1/2 to 3 feet between hills. When planted in rows space rows 3 feet apart.
THINNING: Thin to 3 strongest plants per pole in hills, when they are about 4 inches tall. Thin to 4 to 6 inches apart in rows.
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. Support with poles, trellis, string or fence. Water deeply by soaking soil. Pick when young for best flavor and texture.