Mardi Gras Bean Blend is a festive, eye-popping blend of 3 colorful, organic, heirloom beans, Dow Purple Pod, a hand-me-down originally from Illinois, Gold Marie and Kentucky Wonder. Fun for gardeners of all ages. All are vigorous climbing vines and very productive with tender, 8″ pods with lighter colored seeds. Germination temperature 60-85 deg. in 3-7 days. Approximately 65 seeds/oz.
Planting and Care Directly sow seeds into, fertile garden soil 1” deep when all danger of frost has passed and soil temperature is approaching 65 deg. F. Plants should be 1-2” apart. Water regularly and fertilize when seedlings are 3” (7.5 cm) tall. Thin to 2-3” (5-7 cm) apart. Planting 1 to 2 plants in a 2-gallon pot can also be successful. Provide trellising or pole support for the vines as they grow.
Harvest Pick regularly for continued harvest when the pods are plump and snap when bent, taking care to hold onto the plant side of the stem while pulling on the bean to avoid damage to the plant.
Your Health Snap beans are low in calories and contain calcium and folic acid. They are a moderate source of protein, fiber, vitamin C and beta-carotene.
Light Full sun
Seed Depth 1”/2.5 cm
Seed Spacing 1”/2.5 cm
Row Spacing 24”/61cm
Days to Sprout 3-7
Plant Spacing 3”/7.6cm
Days to Maturity 55-80
Net Wt. per packet: 20 gm, Approx. 50 seeds/pkt
Beans enrich the soil with nitrogen for heavy nitrogen users like corn and grains. Plant beans with carrots, celery, chards, corn, eggplant, peas, potatoes, brassica (mustard family), beets, radishes, strawberries and cucumbers. Keep your beans away from alliums.