Gardening Tips: How to grow farmer's market quality beans
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In today's gardening tips we talk with Glen Risse, the Owner of Risse Greenhouse, to find out his secret tricks for growing farmer's market quality beans.
Glen says to grow beans, he stacks a five gallon pot on top of another upside down pot.
“We have large pots that sit on other pots. The reason we do this is when it comes times to picking, we can spin the pots.“ Risse said. “Put one pot per (wood) pallet. The reason we like to put these on the pallets is we like to have clean, straight beans.”
Risse says if you plant beans on the ground, the beans will curl and get dirty.
“By having them sitting on this pot, the beans hang down and another added benefit is I can sit down while I pick my beans.” Risse said as he spun the pot.
Risse plants six to eight bean plants per pot.
“We generally run this house at 85 degrees. We like it to stay warm, the beans thrive at that temperature.” Risse explained.
Risse also waters them with warm water.
After he was done planting the beans, he added one last tip: “If you are growing beans in your garden, you probably won’t have beans until fall because they really like warm soil and warm temperatures. You will have a much better production if you do grow them inside a greenhouse.”
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