Ed Hume Seeds

Tendercrop Bean

GARDEN BEANS Topcrop (Bush)

Proven, popular home garden variety with fine flavor and tenderness. Meaty, stringless pods are excellent for table use or freezing. A fine productive bush variety. 56 days for beans to mature.

Special Directions For Short Season Climates

SOWING: Plant outdoors in May through June after all danger of frost has passed and weather has warmed. Sow seeds 2 to 3 inches apart covering seeds with 1 to l 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.


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