Transplanting String Beans

Mallard712April 27, 2013

I am a former black thumb that is trying to get into gardening my own vegetables. I have started with string beans, as I heard that they are easy to grow. I have had a few in a small planting cup inside that seem to be outgrowing the space They are about 4 to 5 inches tall. Are there any tips for safely transplanting them?

They have also grown at an angle because they were getting sun from a window, and growing towards the sun. Is there any way to train them to grow straight now?

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jimster(z7a MA)

Beans can be started indoors if necessary, but it is not the easiest, most foolproof method because it is difficult to provide the proper growing conditions indoors. I would guess that most gardeners, myself included, have never started beans indoors. Direct seeding them in the garden is easy.

On Long Island, I would think that planting the seeds outdoors a couple of weeks from now would bring the most success. They grow quite rapidly and you should get an early harvest.


    Bookmark   April 28, 2013 at 5:08PM
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jimster(z7a MA)

Now I see that a thread on starting beans indoors has been revived. The posters on that thread know their stuff and gives some alternatives to the advice I have given.


    Bookmark   April 28, 2013 at 5:23PM
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