Blue Lake Beans
This Heirloom stringless snap bean matures early and offers superior flavor, color, texture and ease of picking. Blue Lake is upright and has medium-thick pods that are plump, tasty and at their flavorful peak when 6" long. Pick them daily to enjoy a bountiful and extended harvest. No trellis or poles are required for this bush type bean. The beans are long and straight. Excellent steamed or used in salads. Originally developed as a canning bean, but it soon grew to be a fresh favorite, too.
Very productive. Resists bean mosaic virus. Produces most of its harvest within a few weeks, leaving time for a second crop. The seeds are best sown outdoors after all danger of frost is past in the spring, and when the soil is warm. The recommended spacing between seeds is 4-6 inches, but it’s a good idea to space them about two inches apart. Why? They've got big cotyledons (seed leaves) and it seems like a third of the seedlings don't develop because the young growth breaks off or doesn't develop at all. For a continuous harvest, sow seeds every 2-3 weeks. When the plants are full size, it won't be long before you will start to see its beautiful white to lavender flowers appear. The flowers are self-pollinating. When the flowers fall off, you will see the tiny beans start to form.
- Light:Full sun
- Pod size:5 to 6 inches
- Matures:48 days
- Plant spacing:8 inches apart
- Plant size:2 feet tall
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2 Corinthians 9:10
He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.