A Brief Guide to Beans For Beginners
Phaseolus vulgaris is a herbaceous perennial plant, usually growing wild throughout much of Europe, Africa and Asia, that is native to South America. Phaseolus vulgaris is also known as the African bean or the Indian bean and, as a result, is a popular crop choice in many parts of the world. The plants can be grown indoors as well as outdoors, but in areas with a milder climate they can be grown outdoors up to one metre in height. In North America, it grows well in all but the most arid regions.
The plants are classified according to their root system, which includes either short-lived snap beans or dry beans and long-lived dry beans. Each class has its own uses, some of which are discussed below.
Common beans: The short-lived snap bean plants grow best in containers, as they are easy to keep and harvest. They produce large, edible, yellow beans that can be eaten raw or cooked into meals. As they are easily planted from seed, they are very popular as garden starters.
Shell beans: Long-lived plants that grow underground (or so they seem), these plants produce larger, hardy beans that are often used in cooking and other preparations. Because they are underground, they require more attention than other forms of bean plants. Also, because they are harder to plant from seed, they are not as successful as short-lived snap bean plants.
Ox or King’s Bean: The larger, hardier plants are known as long beans or true beans and can grow in large, deep rows of soil. These are best grown in full sun. They have an upright shape and are suitable for most garden spaces.
Garlic Tomatoes: These plants grow quickly, so they require a large number of plants to provide enough soil for growing. They are often used for tomato gardening and provide tomatoes with all of the nutrients that they need. When they are planted together, the growing area will usually be increased, allowing for an increase in production.
Pod plants: Most pod plants are used for landscaping gardens. It is advisable to use two plants in each plot, as this will provide a good harvest each year.
There are several types of bean plants available, all of which are suitable for different areas. Some are used in baking and many of them are used in other ways in the home. Some are used for ornamental purposes. The bean plants themselves can be used for composting and other home garden activities.
One of the most popular bean plants is the long bean, or African long berry. This plant produces large, delicious, sweet-smelling beans that are used in cooking and other foods.
The short bean is the common variety, known as the bean plant or snap bean. It has a rounded shape and has a small seed. The leaves, which grow to the bottom of the plant, are covered with small hairs that protect the leaves from pests and insects.
The seedless bean is another common bean plant, also called the black bean. It grows up to four feet tall and produces small round, dark-green berries. They are popular in many Asian dishes.
The African violet bean is an African bean plant that produces red berries that look like berries. They are very tasty and come in many different colors. Black beans are used for baking and as garnishes in many recipes. The plant is a member of the lignum carbon species of beans.
The bean plant is a great addition to any landscape because it does well in almost any area and does not require much maintenance. It can be grown in soil that is at least 8 inches deep, but can be grown as a ground cover if the area is small.