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Green beans: tips for growing them well

Green beans are a common vegetable on our plates, and they are popular because they are so easy to cook. And they’re actually not hard to grow and harvest if you have a garden. Here’s how to grow them.

When and where to plant them?

Green bean seeds can be planted when all the right conditions for germination are present: not too much moisture and, most importantly, no frost. This can be done from April to the end of June.

It is best to plant it in nutrient-rich, slightly moist, well-drained soil in full sun. If you wish, you can soak the seeds in water for 24 hours before planting to encourage germination. From there, there are two options:

  • Sow in batches: place about 5 seeds in a hole about 5 cm deep and space them about 30 cm apart.
  • Planting in rows: in a previously prepared furrow, place the seeds, one by one, in this row, spacing them about 5 cm apart.
    Once this is done and the seeds are covered with soil, water them. Also be sure to install a stake if you have chosen climbing beans.

Watering and harvesting

Once the seeds are planted, they grow relatively quickly. If there is a drought, you will need to water them adequately, being careful not to get the leaves wet. Otherwise, no special care or fertilization is necessary.

Depending on the variety chosen, the harvest can be more or less long, for example spread out over the summer. Harvesting can be done every 2 or 3 days or once a week, just ask about the variety that has been

planted.Then simply remove the stems before cooking.

Green beans – easy to cook and good for you

They are a great side dish for grilled meats or chicken, but they can also be a dish in their own right. For example, they can be cooked with a little cream, lard and parmesan. If you like to get fancy, they are also great with a little coconut milk and curry!

And even if you don’t think about it, green beans can be eaten cold – with a touch of vinaigrette – as an appetizer or in a salad. Either way, they provide a generous supply of fiber that aids digestion and keeps the stomach healthy. They are also full of vitamins – a real plus on your plate!

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