How to grow Common bean

Common bean growing herbaceous of the genus Phaseolus also known as  Garden bean or Phaseolus vulgaris, Common bean annual plant, can grow shrub or climber, can grow in tropic, subtropical, mediterranean, temperate or desert climate and growing in hardiness zone 2+.

Flower color purple or white cream flowers with butterfly shape grow in inflorescence

Common bean pods

Pods edible when young color green or yellow, the bean is can multicolored can include the colors: purple, brown, white, black, brown and more, color also can be just one color and the color can be: purple, brown, white, black, brown or yellow

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Requirements for Common bean growing and care:


What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, mites, beetles

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
No need

Size of the plant?
Shrubs 30-80 cm (12-32 inches), vine 2-3 m (80-120 inches)

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Purple or white cream flowers with butterfly shape grow in inflorescence

Pollination is done by:
Bees, butterfly

Edible seeds and pods

Seeds or pods harvest season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Seeds pests or diseases:
Aphids, mites

What can be done with big quantities of Common bean seeds or pods?
Pods when young: cooked, stew. Beans: cooked, stews

Work requirements on the Seeds:
For the beans it’s to pick them before it start to fall

How long does it take to bear Seeds?
Start to bear pods after 60 days for pods, and for dry beans 90 days

Scientific name:

Phaseolus vulgaris

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone