Spring Planting Rolls On

We “broke ground” in another of the raised beds this week. The Beans & Dwarf Vines garden is getting going with the planting of 3 bean varieties.

First we cleaned out all the weed seedlings and worked in some fresh compost. Then we measured out the garden so we would get the beans in roughly the right space. Serves us right for trying to be cutesy and planting rows of beans with spaces for the vine crops in between. (You can see the original plan at the link above.)

We planted three rows of beans, each row about 6″ apart. Maybe a little close together, but…we’ll see how it works out. We planted ‘Royal Burgundy’ (purple snap bean), ‘Carson’ (yellow snap bean), and ‘Jumbo’ (Italian flat bean aka Romano bean). When I was getting the seeds out of my drawer, I realized that somehow I neglected to buy any of the Dragon Tongue beans. They weren’t even on my list! I’m not sure what happened there. Those will have to be planted later. I also decided to wait on the lima beans, because I think they would rather be planted when it is just a hair warmer.

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Posted on April 22, 2010, in Around the Garden and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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