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You can grow green beans, snap beans, or wax beans even if you don’t have a lot of space! Here are the 8 varieties of bean that will thrive and produce a huge harvest in pots or containers.
If you’ve ever seen a tall trellis full of green beans, you may think there’s no way you could grow them in a pot. I have good news for you!
Green beans are one of the easiest vegetables for beginning gardeners to grow in containers. By planting the right variety of bean, you’ll have a huge harvest for cooking, pickling, or just eating right off the plant.
These 8 varieties of green bean are perfect for growing in containers. By the way–they aren’t all green! The kids will especially get a kick out of the yellow and purple varieties.
If you've eaten green beans from the supermarket, they were probably Blue Lake. These beans taste so much better when harvested fresh than any you can find at the grocery store.
Blue Lake produces a very large crop of round, 6" pods all at once on 16"–18" tall, bushy plants that are disease resistant; beans are stringless when picked young. Excellent flavor, one of the best for freezing.
Royal Burgundy has delicious purple pods that are easily found among the backdrop of green foliage. These are sure to be a hit with the kids, because they turn green when cooked. Tell them that you are serving "magic beans" with dinner and see what happens!
Royal Burgundy grows better than other varieties in cool weather, is resistant to viruses and mold, and is unlikely to be challenged by bean beetle.
Mascotte is the first true container green bean variety, perfect for patio pots and small space gardens. Developed by expert French breeders, these fast-growing compact, sturdy plants are extremely disease-resistant and produce heavy yields.
You’ll enjoy their pretty blossoms, followed by super abundant, slender, crispy, delicious green beans. Beans are borne at the tops of the plants, so they are both ornamental and easy to harvest over a long period for garden to table eating.
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