Approximately 2-4 seeds per gram. Phaseolus vulgaris Lot# BB23028 Provider bush is a very popular and reliable early bush bean (50 days). A very widely adapted, stress-tolerant variety with good disease resistance. The plants are compact with a strong root system, growing to 38-45 cm (15-18") tall with a spread that averages 30-40 cm (12-16”) wide. Seeds can germinate in cool soils. Produces heavy crops of round, green, fleshy pods that hang in clusters around the base of the vines. Good fresh with a fine flavour. Ideal for freezing. Maroon colored dry beans.
Direct sow from end May to June 15th preferably, but can also be sown into the beginning of July. Try to plant during a warm, dry spell. Soil must be warm. If it is not warm enough, seeds will rot. Beans require a minimum soil temperature of 16°C (60°F) and a maximum of 24°C (75°F). Seeds will not germinate properly if planted too deeply or too early in cold wet ground. Sow seeds 2.5 cm (1") deep, 5-8 cm (2-3") apart, in rows 45-60 cm (18-24") apart.
Soil Conditions: Well worked rich, loose and well-drained soil. Ideal pH: 5.5-6.8
Planting Depth: 2-5 cm (1") deep, 5-8 cm (2-3") apart.
Germination: 8-16 days.
Height at Maturity: Plants reach 38-45 cm (15-18") tall. Compact bush habit. Spread 30-40 cm (12-16”) wide.
Days to Maturity: 50-65 days.
Watering:Low water requirements at planting- moisten soil for germination, medium at flowering and then heavy through harvest.
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Seed Spacing: 5-8 cm (2-3") apart, in rows 45-60 cm (18-24") apart.
Additional Information Avoid planting in soil that stays consistently damp or wet. We generally plant 3-4 rows at a time and space out rows at 20-25 cm (8-10”) apart. It is perfect because most people can reach across that width. You can grow 3-4 times the amount of heirloom beans in the same space, you reduce the amount of area for weeds, and you'll save on water. It is about 50-60 days for green beans, 100+ days for dry beans. Beans typically need warm soil of 18°C (65°F) or higher. Grows best in full sun with well watered soil. Regular harvesting of the young pods will ensure a greater yield.Pick frequently for maximum yields, but avoid disturbing foliage in wet weather to prevent spread of fungal diseases. White-seeded beans usually don’t germinate as well as dark-seeded.