How to Grow Beans In Pots – 7 Tips for a Bountiful Harvest

Beans, whether bush or pole, don’t require a lot of soil and tend to grow very well in confined spaces. Learn how to grow beans in pots with these seven tips.

1. Pick the Perfect Location

Beans need a good amount of sun to produce well. Look for a spot that gets at least eight hours of sunlight each day.

2. Pick the Right Pot

Beans have shallow roots compared to many other vegetables, which means it is possible to grow them in smaller pots.

3. Prepare the Soil

Beans are not overly picky about what they grow in. Like all legumes, they fix their own nitrogen and are better able to grow in low-nutrient conditions than other plants.

4. Sow As the Weather Warms

Beans are warm-season plants, which means they require warm soil to germinate. They are also less tolerant of cold weather and frost than other legumes such as snap peas.

5. Water Consistently and Feed Monthly

Once the plants begin to flower, it is especially important to keep the soil constantly moist. If the plants get too dry, they will drop flowers.

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