You can plant almost anything in a GreenStalk, but some plants require more maintenance than others. Green beans are a vegetable that we plant in several GreenStalks every summer. We love them so much, we often give away green bean seeds at expos and shows that we attend. If you're new to gardening or just love green beans, don't miss out on growing this fantastic plant!
One of the reasons we like growing bush beans so much is that they are quick to germinate and have a high yield. If you have a few weeks left of hot weather, but aren't sure what to plant green beans are a great option. We recommend planting 3 beans per pocket for a great harvest.
When purchasing seeds, be sure to get a "bush" variety. It's important to choose bush for growing in the GreenStalk because they don't require staking - making them super easy to grow.
Bush beans love sun so be sure to place them in a spot where they'll get a good amount every day. You'll need to water them often. Here in zone 7 we water daily in the summer. As long as you select a good potting mix you can expect to harvest green beans in about 40-50 days. We consider the hardest part about growing these to be finding the beans to harvest. Oftentimes we will grow yellow beans just so we can see them better. If that's your biggest problem, then that's an easy vegetable to grow!
What's your easiest vegetable to grow? Let us know in the comments below!
Cody Catherine Thomas