Vertically-growing Pole Beans are as perfect for small space gardens as they are in larger potagers accented with decorative supportive architecture. Before sowing seed in the spring, first install the structures through which they will weave their wondrous vines and yield their coveted Beans. Help train them as they grow for maximum coverage and harvest. Beans are native to South America: sow when soil has reliably warmed to 60°F or by the last frost date
. Harvest straight to the kitchen at their optimal size for eating, usually when small. Pick filet
types when thin. Don't wait until seeds form in their tender pods because by then, the sweetness, not to mention the tender-crispness, is lost.
Average seed life: 2-3 years.