Bean - Blue Lake (Green Bush Bean) (Seeds)
Heirloom Vegetable. Superbly flavoured, rounded 15 cm (6″) long green meaty pods are solid and not stringy at all. As this variety produces big bushy plants up to 45 cm (18″) wide, give them row to grow with widely spaced rows. Bush Blue Lake is a home and market garden staple and is a favourite for canning and freezing. The seeds of this variety when allowed to mature are white.
How to Grow
4-5 seed/gram. Beans tolerate a wide range of soil types. Their best growth is in light, organic, well drained soil with a pH of about 6.5. Beans have a distinct dislike for cold, wet soils, so sow seed only after the soil has warmed to at least 16 C (60 F). Sow 2.5 cm (1″) deep and 8 cm (3″) apart in rows spaced 45 to 70 cm (18 to 28″) apart. To ensure a continuous harvest, sow bush-type varieties every 10 days until mid-July. Keep beans evenly watered, particularly when the plants are in flower and when production of the pods start. Avoid the use of high nitrogen fertilizer. Nitrogen promotes excessive foliage. Avoid disturbing beans when leaves are damp to reduce the incidence of disease.