Slide 1: Bush Beans

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Bush beans are by far the most popular beans for home gardeners. They grow on compact, bushy plants, so they don’t need stakes, poles, or trellises. Just plant, and in seven to eight weeks, you'll have a tasty crop that’s ready to pick and eat. Plant bush beans every two weeks, and you’ll have fresh beans on your table all summer long, with plenty to freeze or can for winter.


10 Easy-to-Grow Vegetables for Beginning Gardeners

If you’ve always wanted to grow a vegetable garden, but have been too afraid to try, start by planting veggies that are almost guaranteed to succeed. Maintaining a large vegetable garden can be overwhelming for a new gardener, so start small, picking three or four crops you’d like to grow. Once you’re comfortable, add in a few more. Don’t have much space? Many vegetables, such as beans, tomatoes, basil, spinach, and salad greens, grow well in containers. Get a large planter or two, and start a garden in any spot that receives at least eight hours of sunlight a day. In fact, setting up a container garden is a wonderful way to experiment before you commit to digging up a portion of your yard. For veggies that germinate quickly, such as beans, peas, and zucchini, don’t bother with starter plants. Plant from seed directly in the soil. Save your money for tomato and pepper plants, which require much more time to reach transplant size. Whatever you grow and however you choose to do it, enjoy cultivating your first vegetable garden. By the time your harvest reaches your dinner table, you may find yourself hooked.

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