Bush Beans

Bush beans come in yellow and greens, and a few other interesting colours, grow very fast and can provide large yields in smaller spaces. The plants only grow a foot or so high unlike their vining pole bean cousins.

They will ripen pretty close together allowing for one or two single processing/storage cycles. If you work a little extra and the weather cooperates it is possible to get two full harvests in a summer due to their short growing time.

They require very little maintenance as they tend to shade out weeds.

Another great feature is that treated beans will increase nitrogen in the soils for subsequent plants. This makes them great for planting even if you dont want to harvest anything – as they will add nitrogen, can be planted and forgotten.

 

Preservation

Blanched and frozen or just frozen in vacuum sealed bags.

Pickled.

Days to Grow: 40

Spacing: 9 per square foot

Effort: None to Minimal

Plant: At or just after Last Frost

Yield: High

Will not survive light frost!

Gardening Shortcut Links

Hodge Podge Garden
Stir fry Garden
Three Sisters (Corn, Pole Beans and Squash/Pumpkin)

The plants listed here are available at the physical shop located with the Nipigon River Bait Shop at 21 Second Street in Nipigon Ontario. Limited quantities are available, and all seeds are fresh and have been tested to grow here in NW Ontario.

 

Square Foot Gardening

Information and resources for square foot gardening here in NW Ontario.

Excel Garden Planner

An excel worksheet I developed to help plan and track my square foot gardening.

 

North Hardy Plants

Not all plants will grow here, but a lot will.

 

Useful Resources

The following are additional resources and information as well as basic information for growing this and many other garden plants here in NW Ontario.

Square Foot Gardening Basics

Preserving methods

High productivity, small area

About Garden Planning

Laying out your garden and pre-planning what to plant is best accomplished over the winter months. It gives you escape from the north winds, allows for ordering of seeds and allows you to put some time and effort into laying out your garden.

Since I use the square foot gardening method, I have created a garden planner using Microsoft excel. It allows you layout your garden using the cells in excel, then based on what plants you choose it will calculate planting/harvest times, potential yields, how many seeds you will need and more.

The Garden planner is provided as is, I can and will answer questions on using it and I have made videos on using it. I am hoping to have a full updated version ready for 2019 planning season.

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