Common beans are among the most widely used and widely cultivated legumes in the world. The term beans comes from Latin and means bean.
The bean is an evergreen plant with leaves that grow about three feet tall. It is native to Africa but is now grown in many parts of the world. The bean plants typically bloom between late spring and summer, depending on their growing conditions. The beans themselves are oval, about the size of a small cantaloupe.
The bean is a vegetable, but it can be used in baked dishes as well as other foods. Bean plants will usually produce a single crop a year, which can last several years. Some bean plants produce more than one crop a year, and this is not unusual.
Bean plants are susceptible to a variety of diseases and insects. Some of the common diseases are black spot, scale, leaf spot, sloe, powdery mildew, and red spot. Most of these diseases will attack only young beans. If beans are growing in containers, they are less likely to become infected by leaf spot or sloe.
If you have beans growing in the garden, they need constant moisture and fertilizer. Be careful not to over-fertilize them as this can damage them. Water the bean plants just before the first frosts to prevent mold from forming.
Plant the beans just before the first frosts occur. Plant the beans about two inches deep, then spread them out evenly across the top of the soil. Water them once or twice a week, depending on the area where you live, and keep them watered until the first frost.
Once the first frost has passed, the bean plant should continue to thrive. They should go back into the ground to form a green bean plant. The beans will begin producing fruit when they have finished producing their bean. To maintain the bean plant and its bean produce, be sure to water it once every two weeks.
Bean plants do require regular pruning, especially around the base of the plant to remove any unwanted growth. Fertilizing is also necessary at the same time of the year, as it helps to keep the bean plants healthy. Mulching can also help to retain moisture in the soil.
Bean plants will typically bloom from late summer to early fall. The blooming period can last anywhere from a few days to a couple of months, depending on the type of bean plant and how they are growing. During the flowering period, the plants should be kept well watered to prevent rotting or wilting.
Planting the beans close together will create a stronger colony of plants, and allow for more yield. Because the plants are closely related, the bean plants will often grow very fast if planted together, and they will produce berries that are identical to each other.
In the fall, bean plants will die off as they begin to shed their leaves. Leaves may not grow back for some beans, so it may be best to harvest the crop in the spring. For these beans, it is best to harvest immediately after harvesting to prevent loss of nutrients.
Harvesting the bean crops in the fall will help to maintain high levels of sugar in the bean plants. Many beans produce a good amount of carbohydrates for the beans when harvested, which can make it easier to add to beverages.
It is important to keep the bean plants healthy throughout the growing season, including the winter, as the plants will require more nutrients in the winter when the weather is colder. You will also want to make sure that you provide the soil with organic fertilizer. In addition, mulch will be needed to protect the bean plants from harmful insects during this time of the year. The beans should be replanted when they begin to shed their leaves.