Beans in the Garden

Here are five reasons to make space in your vegetable – or flower
– garden for beans this summer.

  • They are easy to grow, making them a foolproof choice for anyone and a fun choice for kids who are new to gardening.
  • They add color and beauty to any vegetable garden. Some, like kidney beans, produce beautiful red flowers. Pinto beans grow in colorful pods.
  • Certain choices, like cranberry beans, add drama to the landscape.
  • You can store the harvest all winter without any additional processing
  • They improve the health of garden soil by adding nitrogen

Ready to grow beans? Here’s a handy how-to guide to get you started.