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Bush beans come in yellow and greens, and a few other exciting 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.
Eastern Butterwax beans are a common variety of yellow bush bean. Bush beans require very little attention, grow very fast and provide good yields of four to five-inch tasty yellow pods. With some prep work and a few tricks, it is quite possible to produce two crops of bush beans in a season, even here.
Time to start planting those seeds inside for a June outside transplant. The seeds planted now are the ones needing longer mature times including tomatoes, peppers, cabbage, giant pumpkins and some of the larger squashes (Hubbard). Some plants that you may desire an earlier crop like cucumbers and summer squash (zucchini) can also be planted indoors now to allow a 6-10 week sooner harvest.
Buttercup squash is a favourite winter squash which stores very well, has a rich, sweet flavour and is easily grown here in NW Ontario. There are a few different varieties; however, the Burgess Buttercup has always been my preferred variety. With an 85 day maturity time, they are well within our 100-day growing season.