store bought beans - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by kjrh1
August 1, 2010
I have planted some beans from beans dry beans bought in a store. Could I get more information about planting various dry beans and their use in the garden? Thank you

Answer from NGA
August 1, 2010
Dried beans you purchase at the store may not germinate due to age, storage conditions, and/or processing practices (they may have been treated with a chemical to retard sprouting). However, they're a cheap source of beans and as long as you know the germination rate is not guaranteed, you can have fun with them. In general, beans should be planted about a half inch deep (or twice as deep as they are wide). They need lots of sunshine, loose well draining soils and deep watering once or twice a week. Depending upon the types of beans you are planting, most will take 75-90 days to fully mature and dry on the vine.

Best wishes with your bean planting.

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