Bean - Provider
Packed in Resealable Long Life Mylar
Moisture Proof Packets
10+ Year Survival Seed Viability
- Category: Vegetable
- Type: Bean
- Variety: Pinto
- Family: Legumes
- Botanical Name: Phaseolus Vulgaris
- Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
- Growing Difficulty: 4
- Soil PH: 6.0 to 6.8
- Fertilizer Requirements: 5-10-10
- Soil Type: Moist, Well-Draining
- Germination (days): 6 to 10
- Soil Temp for Germination: 70-80°F
- Lighting Conditions: Full Sun
- Days to Maturity: 45 – 75
- Planting Depth: 1”
- Distance Apart (in row): 2"
- Row Spacing: 18-24"
- Treated: Seed may be treated
DIRECT SOW AFTER DANGER OF LAST FROST
2-3 WEEKS BEFORE DANGER OF LAST FROST
To successfully start Beans in the garden, wait to plant until the soil temperature is above 65°F. They germinate best when soil temperatures are between 70-80°F range.
Although they do not require as fertile of soil as other plants, they do produce better with a fertile soil. Water beans with about an inch of water per week, more in the hot and dry summer months. Avoid wetting leaves, as this can lead to diseases and pests.
Provider Beans are known as a very productive garden crop. You can eat the beans straight from the garden or prepare in a wide variety of different dishes.
You should always pick your beans while the pods still 'snap'. Do not let the bean pod fill out completely, otherwise you will get a tough and stringy bean if allowed to grow too big.
Use two hands when harvesting (one to hold plant, and one to pluck the bean) to avoid damaging the plant.
Allow some of your plants to complete growing and your bean pods to dry out and harden. Remove the pods from the plants and lay them out to dry in a warm dry place for at least two weeks.
After you have allowed the bean pods to dry, you can store the beans within the pods or shell the pods to store your beans in a cool dry place.
What is Treated Seed?
Treated seeds are specially coated to increase germination viability and prevent damage from fungus or insects. Depending on availability, we may substitute treated or non-treated seed for this variety. The resulting produce grown from treated seed is no different than untreated, but care must be taken when handling treated seeds. Do not allow pets or livestock to eat treated seed, also avoid having children handle seed that has been treated.