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French Bean Seeds

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French beans are called string beans and snap beans in English and chavalicha shenga in Marathi. These are popular in salads and side dishes in healthy meals. French beans are eaten raw as well as cooked. You can boil, sauté, steam or microwave French beans. Probably the best thing about French beans is that it is easy to grow and heavy cropping, which means that a novice gardener can easily grow them and enjoy large quantities through a single plant.

Lights, Water, Action

Got the seeds, now, let'em shoot!

  • Bright Indirect Sunlight

    Light

    Full Sunlight

  • Water Once A Week

    Watering

    Water everyday

  • Indoor

    Where to grow

    Balcony or terrace

  • Average Warmth

    Time Till Harvest

    6-7 weeks

  • Low Maintenance

    Seasonal Information

    all seasons

Did You Know

Growth stages

One step at a time, with a lil water and light.

Sow the seeds in a big pot and water it daily

Sow the seeds 0.5 cm deep in well composted soil

Make sure the plant gets partial sunlight

Space the seeds at 60cm by 30cm

Create a support system for the leaves and stems

Germination will take place in 6-8 days

Create a support system for the leaves and stems

Harvest in 45-50 days from sowing

Sow, Grow, Reap

Good things take time and care

Take a seedling tray with medium sized cells & drainage holes at the

Sowing

  • French Bean seeds can be sown throughout the year.
  • French Bean seeds can be sown directly in containers or on raised beds.
  • You can use big sized circular pots or grow bag with 16” diameter and minimum depth of 8-10 inches to grow French Bean.
  • Make sure the container of your choice has uniform drainage holes at the bottom.
  • Fill this container with a growing medium of your choice.
  • Ideal growing medium to grow French bean is 2 part garden soil & 1 part any organic manure or 1 part garden soil, 1 part Coco Peat & 1 part Vermicompost.
  • Sow 2 seeds at the centre of your container.
  • On raised beds, sow two seeds per spot keeping a distance of 2 x 2 ft.
  • Push French bean seeds in the medium with your finger and cover the seeds with surrounding soil.
  • Water the sown seed bed immediately by a light shower using a watering can.
Fill the cells/cups with a moist coco-peat medium

Caring

  • Your French beans seeds will germinate within first 6-8 days.
  • Tiny seedlings will appear at this stage.
  • Second week onwards, seedlings will start growing into a small French bean plant.
  • After the seance week, keep only one seedling at one spot.
  • Cut off small, weak and lagging seedlings with a pair of scissors.
  • French Bean plant needs full sunlight in order to thrive. Make sure you keep your containers in a sunny spot and make your raised beds also in a spot which receives ample sunlight.
  • Water your potted French bean plant every alternate day in winter & every day in summer.
  • Use a watering can to make sure your plant gets water in the form of a shower. You can alternately also use a drip irrigation system.
  • When your French bean plant is more than 45 days old, feedone tablespoon of 15:15:15 (NPK) fertilizer per plant or mix handful of Vermicompost in the soil around each plant.
  • Keep a watch for early signs of any insect/fungal or any other infections. Use appropriate medicines if you notice any ofthese signs.
  • In the second month, your French bean plant will start flowering.
  • Fresh pods can be harvested 45 to 50 days after sowing the seeds. Harvesting season can continue for next three months.
Hold the seeds and sow 2-3 seeds per cell/cup. Since Lavender seeds are small in size, do not sow them deep

Common Problems

My French beans are not growing big.
French Bean needs proper sunlight to grow. However, exposure to too much sunlight or very high temperatures can have adverse effects on the growth of your beans. Extremely high temperatures can lead to stunted French beans.
Why are my French bean seeds not germinating?
Improper growing conditions, like not enough sunlight, sowing your seeds in too deep, over - watering or under watering can affect the germination process of your seeds. Seeds will fail to germinate under such conditions.
Why are the leaves of my French bean plant turning yellow?
There are a few reasons as to why your bean plant’s leaves are turning yellow. A major cause of yellowing leaves is insufficient sunlight. Overwatering also is another factor. Overwatering leads to a root rot, which causes yellowing of leaves. At times a nitrogen deficiency also can turn the leaves of your plant yellow. Determine the cause of the yellow leaves first and then follow appropriate remedies

Spill the tea

All the plant gossip, through the grapevine. Pun intended

Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.

Plants with benefits

French beans are essential legumes for any healthy diet, because they have negligible fat, no cholesterol and have high quantities of protein, complex carbohydrate, fibre, vitamins and minerals. Together, the nutrients in French beans provide multiple benefits such as improves collagen production, improved immune system and boosted bone health.

Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.

What you get

1 cup of raw beans is only 31 calories, of which fat is only 0.2g, sodium is 6mg, whereas protein is 1.8g, carbs are 7g and fibre is 2.7g while providing 16% of the Recommended Daily Value of vitamin C and 5% of RDV of vitamin A. French beans also are a source of vitamin B, riboflavin, foliate, thiamine, magnesium and copper.

Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.
Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.

Green trivia

1.French beans are actually native to South America where they were grown by native Americans.

2.French beans, or green beans are the third most popular plants grown in kitchen gardens after tomatoes and peppers.

3.French beans are so popular in America that Blairsville, Georgia hosts an annual Green Bean Festival.

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    Quantity is less according to the price of product. all the seeds did not germinated.

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    receiving the product on time makes me really happy and all set to germinate the seeds

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Frequently Asked Questions

What medium should I use to grow French beans?

Use light potting soil with manure to grow French Beans. You may use an equal mixture of sphagnum moss, pasteurised soil and vermiculite.

How much sunlight does French beans need?

French beans require a full day of direct sunlight, or a minimum of 10 hours.

How often should I water my French beans plant?

French beans require 1-1.5 inch of water in a week, enough to keep the soil damp the whole time. Too much water or too little water can cause damage.

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