Seeds - Bean, Auntie Wilder
This item is currently on back order....
Auntie Wilder Bean seeds are unfortunately not available for 2019. We look forward to having them back next season!
Description: What a good looking bean... and tastes amazing too! This Seed Savers introduction has been grown since the 1800's, and still gets top honours in taste tests. Vigorous pole bean habit. The beans themselves grow to about 7 inches.
Latin Name: Phaseolus vulgaris
Main Uses: Culinary
Days to Maturity: 55 - 65 days
Exposure: Full sun
Certified Organic: USDA Certified Organic
Germination: 3- 6 days.
Outdoors: Direct seed at least one week past the risk of frost. Dry beans require warmer soil temperatures than snap beans. Choose well-drained soil with average fertility. Amend the garden bed with quality compost such as Sea Soil.
Planting Depth: 1”.
Spacing: Sow seeds 5” apart in rows 28” - 36” apart. Thin to 8” - 10” apart. If you are planting around a pole, sow 8 - 10 seeds per pole and thin to 3 - 4 plants per pole.
Growing: Dry pole beans require a sturdy trellis or pole to accommodate their vining habit.
Growing in Containers: May be grown in raised beds or very large planters, such as barrels. Provide a trellis or pole.
Garden Companions: Beets, carrots, cauliflower, cucumber, corn, eggplant, potato, radishes, kale, lettuce, peas, potatoes, Swiss chard, and strawberry.
Plants to Avoid: All members of the allium family (onions, leeks, garlic, scallions) and Kohlrabi inhibit growth in beans. Sunflowers will compete for light.
Pest/Disease Issues: Aphids can be washed off plants with a hard stream of water.
Harvesting: Dry beans flower and set fruit all at once. Harvest pods once they have become dry and leathery and the beans rattle around. The beans should be quite hard at this stage. If by the end of the season, the beans are not dry enough to harvest, cut down the entire plant and hang it upside down indoors until dry.
Suitability for Indoors: Not suited for indoors.