Garden How TO

How to Grow Green Beans in Texas

(or any warm climate)

when to plant green beans

Beans love warm, not hot, weather. They do best when temperatures range from 55 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. In Texas and other warm climates this is spring and early fall.

pole beans vs  bush beans

Pole beans are climbers. They will need vertical support and take up less square feet in the garden. Bush beans do not need support but need room to grow side to side and need more square feet to get a good harvest.

Where to plant green beans

1. Raised Beds 2. Container Gardens 3. In the Ground Green Beans need to grow in 6-8 hours of direct sunlight to thrive.

Here are a few tips on how to plant, tend and harvest green beans.


how to Plant

Plant your beans about 1" deep and 6" apart in your garden. Water well and keep soil moist until beans sprout.


How to tend

1. Water regularly. If soil is dry 1"-2" deep, it's time to water. 2. Support green beans with a dressing of compost and stakes or vertical structures if needed. 3. Prune off dead and damaged leaves each week.



Green beans are typically ready to harvest beginning about 60 or so days from planting. Pods are usually ready to be harvested about 1 to 2 weeks after the flowers form.



Grab some scissors or a clean pair of pruners to help you harvest. Cut just above the pod so that a little bit of stem is attached.  Store in an airtight container in the fridge until you are ready to eat or have enough harvested for a meal.

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