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    Container Growing Beans—Plant, Grow, and Harvest Tips

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    You can plant, grow, and harvest snap beans and other beans in containers. Growing beans in containers are ideal for balconies, decks, patios, rooftops, and other urban gardens. Beans can also be grown indoors under lights. Many apartment gardeners like to grow bush beans because they can grow three to six plants in a large […] More

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    Soybean Growing Tips


    Growing soybeans is not difficult. If you pay attention to the soil, sun, and temperature, you can grow soybeans. The vegetable soybean (not the field soybean) can be used like green peas or lima beans or can be dried and used like navy beans or can be sprouted like Mung beans. Soybeans are the lowest-starch, […] More

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    When to Plant Peanuts

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    Plant peanuts in the garden 1 to 2 weeks after the last frost when the soil has warmed. Peanuts are a very tender, long-season crop. They grow best in regions where there are at least 120 frost-free days. The soil temperature should be at least 60°F (16°C) before planting peanuts. Peanut seeds are usually sown […] More

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    How to Grow Soybeans

    Soybean pods on a young soybean plant

    Soybeans are bushy, free-branching, warm-weather annuals. There are more than 10,000 soybean cultivars. Seeds can be smaller than a pea or as large as a kidney bean. Soybeans grow 12 to 36 inches (30-91cm) tall. Stems and leaves are hairy. The flowers are white with lavender shading. Pods grow 1 to 4 inches (2.5-10cm) long […] More

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    When to Plant Broad Bean, Fava Beans

    Fava bean seedlings

    Plant broad beans, also called fava beans, directly in the garden 4 to 7 weeks before the last frost in spring. Sow broad beans as soon as the soil can be worked for harvest before the weather warms. Broad beans are a cool-season crop that grows best in temperatures ranging from 60° to 65°F (15-18°C) […] More

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    When to Plant Garden Peas

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    Sow garden peas in the garden not later than two to three weeks before the average last frost date. If you wait, the yield will be small and will likely not justify the space they need in the garden. Young garden pea plants grow best at 59℉ to 68℉ (15℃-20℃). If you can’t plant early, […] More

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    Pea Picking Tips

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    The best tasting peas are young, sweet, and tender. The best way to tell when peas are ready is to pick and taste each day until they are just right. Then harvest. Peas should be just about ready for harvest 3 weeks after the flowers appear. Shelling peas are ready when the pods have swelled […] More