Beans are a tender, warm season plant. When eaten fresh, canned, or frozen, beans are an excellent source of vitamins A & C and dietary fibre. CULTURE: Warm temperatures are necessary for beans to germinate and set flowers. SOIL: Beans prefer loam soil with moderate amounts of organic matter. FERTILITY: Do not fertilize beans or add manure the year of sowing. Excessive fertilizing will make for large plants with little pod set. GERMINATION: 7-10 days at 18-26C. Sow in warm, well-drained soil. Sowing below recommended temperature will result in poor germination. Do not soak your seeds before planting. SPACING: Sow seeds 2cm/3/4” deep 5-10cm/2-4” apart.