Vegetables

Sow beans

Sowing and irrigation

The sowing of beans should be carried out, for those who believe in popular traditions, on a waning moon, like other types of plants belonging to the legume family. In the seedbed we can start the sowing operations already in the month of February. We will wet the earth using a vaporizer and keep it moist until the seedling sprouts. As for the placement directly in the home, however, we must wait at least for the beginning of spring, when we are sure that the winter frosts have definitively ended. Also in this case immediately after sowing we will proceed with a first irrigation, taking care not to move the seeds in the ground to prevent the plants from growing too close together. If the rains are frequent and constant, it is not necessary to artificially irrigate until the plant blooms.

Care after sowing


For the sowing of the beans we will have to choose the preferred variety and the one that best suits our type of cultivation. There are types of beans whose edible part are only the seeds and beans that are eaten whole. Dwarf green beans, for example, can also be placed inside the pots without any brace. climbing species, on the other hand, need a cane on which to grow or the classic bean net that we can buy in a shop in the gardening department. The beans won’t need too much care and will grow even without frequent interventions. We will periodically remove the weeds that will grow at the base of the plant. A light work of superficial weeding could be useful by refreshing the soil with a hoe, taking care not to damage the

Ideal soil and fertilization


The ideal soil for sowing beans is loose and ensures excellent drainage. If we have opted to grow dwarf green beans, make sure that there are small holes in the bottom of the container. In this way the excess water can flow out easily. We can use for the cultivation of the very common universal soil mixed with a little organic compost. For plants placed in open field, however, it will be necessary to properly prepare the earth. We will dig and hoe at least 25-30cm deep and enrich with organic fertilizer. Legumes naturally fix nitrogen in the soil so it is not necessary to overdo it with fertilization. The substrate must be light and we must check that the atmospheric precipitations do not create dangerous stagnations.

Sowing Beans: Exposure and Adversity


The sowing of the beans can be carried out at the edge of the garden, on a support where the climbing varieties can naturally lean. The plants should preferably be placed in an area where the direct rays of the sun arrive for most of the day. Beans can be grown in all regions of Italy, both in coastal areas and in the hills. During the life of the plants, parasitic attacks or attacks by insect larvae that nest in the pods can occur. In order not to ruin the harvest, we can use pesticide products that are readily available in gardening stores. Too abundant watering and an excessively rainy climate can cause root rot. Therefore it is advisable to keep the soil at the base of the plant as light as possible,

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