Plant with the eye of the bean facing down at a depth of 2 inches. Long beans grow best in dry and sandy soils.
After draining place in a bowl and imerse in water about 25x the volume of beans should be adaquate.
How to grow long beans. Plant seeds 1 inch deep with the eye facing down. Soak overnight 10 to 12 hours. It can be used by making raw vegetable or drying its seeds and using it for food.
If you dont know how to check soil ph then you can buy a soil test kit from nearby stores or online web. So despite their size they can handily fit in a smaller garden if you implement a nice trellis to allow for their vines and make sure theyre positioned at the back where they wont shade anything else. Yardlong beans plants are usually going up to 10 to 12 feet so they need support they can use a pole or lattice for support.
Drain rinse the beans with water then drain again. One of the things i love best about beans is that theyre easy to grow. Make sure that the soil is always moist and never becomes dry.
I recommend direct sowing since beans dont enjoy being transplanted. Garden writer susan mulvihill shares tips on growing bush and pole beans including seed starting hardening off how to transplant them and great supports f. Except for dwarf bush varieties you will need to give them a tall support or grow them along a fence.
Plant after the danger of frost has passed when soil temps are above 600f. If the soil in your garden is fertile you will have no trouble but people who have poor soil use manure to make your soil fertile. Put the beans in a jar or container and cover the lid with a light cloth.
Put your trellis or other support in the ground at planting time. Beans as a general rule should be direct sown in the garden. Yardlong beans have long vines often growing 8 to 12 feet tall.
Wash in cold water until the water runs clear. If you can reach to harvest it a teepee of 7 feet is a good size for the beans to scramble on. Space beans 3 4 inches apart.
If the sun is too harsh during day time cover the pot to protect the soil from drying during noon but make sure that air is circulating well. Growing long beans yardlong bean vines grow large around 8 feet long at full growth but their foliage is not overwhelming and their growth can be directed vertically. The root systems of beans are shallow and grow best when undisturbed.
Before planting soak the bean overnight. The best soil ph for long beans is 60 to 70. You can develop it in your terrace garden container or patio very easily.
Growing long beans in containers is really simple but you have to be a little careful during the germination period.