Bush beans are a tender vegetable that grow best in warm weather.
Plant seeds directly in the garden the week of the frost date. Continue planting every two to three weeks for a continuous harvest.
Plant seeds 10 weeks before the frost date.
Soil and Fertilizer
Before planting beans, amend with compost and fertilizer (chemical or organic), and fertilize once during the growing season. Beans convert nitrogen from the air, so they will not need additional nitrogen once planted.
Harvest bush beans as soon as the beans are large enough to eat, and before the seeds start to bulge. This type of bean will produce all its crop within 2-3 weeks, and then can be pulled up and that space replanted. Harvest daily to maximize production.
Similar to: Pole Beans
- Bean Reference Sheet (Utah Extension Service)
- Recipe: Mediterranean Green Beans with Golden Raisins