BEAN BAGS FOR GOOD
July 6 - September 30
Step One – Receive Your Bean Bag
Your grow bag is made of landscape cloth, which will come with all the components you need to do square foot gardening for bush beans.
Step Two – Fill Your Bean Bag
Fill your bag with the lightweight soil provided. Help the soil settle by lightly pressing it down. No additional fertilizer is required at this point.
Step Three – Plant Your Beans
You have 9 seeds to plant in the bag. If you’d like you can soak them overnight in warm water to speed germination (this is optional—they will grow regardless).
Once the soil is in place, space out your 9 beans equally in the bag (you can use a ruler if you like but you probably don’t need it). For each bean, make a small hole about 1½ inches deep. Place each bean in the hole and cover it with soil. Place your bag in full sun and water the bag thoroughly.
Step Four – Finishing Touches
Decorate your plant stake and record the planting date on it. Be as creative as you can. Take a picture of your finished product and send it to us. Send us as many pictures as you like, we want to make this a virtually interactive experience with all of our excellent growers!
Care Instructions – Make Your Garden Grow
In order for the seeds to germinate, the soil needs to be kept moist (not soggy).
You can expect to see green growth emerging from the soil in about 1-2 weeks.
Bush beans do not need any support to stay upright.
Keep the bag in the sun and make sure the plants get at least 2-3 inches of water (from rain or by hand) each week.
Keep an eye on your bag; landscape cloth does not retain water the way the ground does, so when the soil gets dry or plants start to wilt, water thoroughly until the water comes through the landscape cloth at the bottom.
We’ve provided additional plant fertilizer to add in about 30 days.
WATCH YOUR BEANS GROW!!!
Your beans should be ready to pick in about 55-60 days. You can harvest them when they are about 3” long (if left on the vine too long they won’t taste as good).
Instructions for donating half your harvest will follow!