Beans - Cultivation
There are two types of bean plants including bush beans and pole beans. Bush bean plants are smaller and grow more compact, while pole bean plants are larger and require trellises or structures to support the sprawling vines. Beans grow best in warm climates with full sun and well-draining, rich soil mixed with organic matter. Bean plants should be watered once a week and mulched to prevent weeds and to regulate temperature and moisture in the soil. Beans are sensitive to frost and should be planted in the spring. They will be ready for harvest approximately two months after planting, and daily harvesting is encouraged as many varieties will produce more beans after the first round of beans are harvested.