Why Grow Green Bean Plants?
If you haven’t been keeping up with your garden, you may not know that a popular plant at your home garden center is the green bean plant. Actually, this plant has been a staple in many peoples’ gardens for years. The most common variety of this plant, called “phaseolus vulgaris,” is an herbaceous perennial plant usually grown in North America for the fleshy, unripe fruit or dried seeds. The other three common varieties of this plant are snap beans, dry beans and shell beans depending on their usage.
The plant has always been an important part of many people’s gardens, but over the last few decades it has taken on a new popularity. It seems to have taken off because of its many health benefits. Green bean plants can help you lose weight, reduce inflammation and improve your digestion. These plants are also excellent for plants that need extra nitrogen because the beans contain a lot of nitrogen.
Beans also provide essential protein and iron, two of the nutrients that will help you stay healthy. Many people who eat beans often find that they have lower cholesterol and a healthier heart than they would without the beans in their diet. The beans contain boron, which are beneficial to people with kidney and liver problems, heart problems, high blood pressure, diabetes and cancer. The beans contain phytosterols that help fight cancer cells and also reduce the risk of developing them in the future.
As well as being a tasty snack, the bean plant is also good for your lawn. The leaves, flowers, fruit and seeds of the plant will decompose and make a nice fertilizer. Once you harvest the bean pods, you can mix them into your soil to help the plant grow faster. You can even grow the plant in pots and take it out regularly to help the soil to absorb the nutrients.
Bean plants are also very easy to maintain, particularly if they are planted in the garden, in containers, in a raised bed or other place where they don’t get direct sunlight. They do require some water and will wither very quickly if they are not watered properly.
One of the best things about a bean plant is that it is easy to replant. if you don’t like the bean pods, they can be replanted over. as long as you replant the bean plant in the same location as before harvesting. Once they are ripe, you can plant them and water them at the beginning of the growing season.
You will want to keep the plants moist until they start to sprout. and water them every morning so they don’t dry out. If you don’t keep the soil moist, the bean pods won’t last long.
A green bean plant is a wonderful companion for any yard and is one of the easiest plants to care for. Just remember to water and feed it, give it regular pruning and mulch, and watch it flourish!
Some people use a bean plant as a border in their garden, especially with flowers. A variety of different plants are also grown with the bean plant and flowers, such as sweet potato, carrots and pumpkins.
Bean plants will bloom for about a year and then wilting or seed pod formation will begin. Once the pods are dry enough, they can be replanted.
You can replant a bean plant almost any time, as long as it is growing and is in full green. It only takes about a week or two for a plant to form its own pod.
Green bean plants are an excellent choice for a backyard or small garden. They make a good companion for most people.