The Blue Lake Pole Bean is an heirloom seed. The original Blue Lake bean came from the upper Missouri River basin, where it was found growing wild in the gardens of Native Americans.
Blue Lake Pole Bean Germination: Plant after the last frost, since pole beans are very sensitive to cold. Place the seeds 2″ deep and 10″ apart, allowing them to grow on a trellis or other vertical support as soon as they emerge from the soil. If using a teepee structure, plant them in groups of 5-6 plants per pole. Germination usually takes place in 14-20 days.
Growing Blue Lake Pole Bean Seeds: Keep the soil moist to promote healthy plants and a productive yield, taking care not to disturb the blossoms as they are forming. Mulch helps conserve moisture, control weeds, and regulate soil temperature.
Harvesting Blue Lake Pole Bean: Expect your first beans about ten weeks after germination. Daily harvesting improves production; for best flavor and tenderness, pick the beans when they are no larger than a pencil in thickness. Serve or preserve the same day you harvested them for the freshest taste.
Detailed Blue Lake Pole Bean Info: Phaseolus vulgaris. Annual. 64 days. 60 seeds per oz. Vines grow to 6′ height. These green pole beans grow 6-7″ long.