Bean, Roma II (Phaseolus vulgaris) - 30 Seeds

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This bush bean is a popular Italian Roman-type that is loved for its distinctive flavor and high yields. The broad, flat beans have the buttery flavor of the Romano pole bean, but is produced on an easy to grow and control, compact bush plant. Beans retain flavor well after harvesting is is great frozen or canned.

•Open Pollinated
•American grown seeds
•50-70 days
•USDA Zones: 3-12

Growing Instructions:
Direct sow Roman 2 green bean seeds outside at least 1 week after the last frost, since beans are quite sensitive to cold. They should be planted in rich, well drained soil with full sun exposure. If you have never planted beans in your garden before, treat the seeds with a powder inoculant to allow the process of nitrogen fixation to begin. Sow the Roman 2 green bean seeds 1" deep and 3" apart, in rows 2'-3' apart, and press down the earth above them for good soil contact. These seeds rot easily in wet soil, so do not over water them. Germination should take place 7-12 days after planting. For companion planting benefits, plant bush beans near carrots, cucumbers, or corn; avoid planting them near onions. After germination, maintain soil moisture; beans have shallow roots, and need water at least once a week if the weather is dry. Mulching the plants helps conserve moisture and discourages weeds

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