Beans: How to Grow Them and More
Don’t Know Beans About Beans?
Beans are one of the oldest cultivated foods on the planet. Some type of bean — or bean relative — is native to every continent except Antarctica (and in all fairness to beans, what grows there anyway?) It’s not difficult to grasp why people all over the world began cultivating them — they are very adaptable, fast-growing, relatively easy to store for long periods and loaded with nutrition that’s hard or impossible to get reliably elsewhere.
Another great thing about beans is that they produce their own fertilizer. Beans are a legume, and have symbiotic bacterial colonies that change nitrogen in the air to solid forms in the ground. Now, this doesn’t mean they can grow with nothing added, but it does help save on fossil fuel-based nitrogen fertilizers.
This site provides a few essentials about beans:
1. Health benefits of beans
2. A quick overview of bean varieties
3. The planting and culture of beans
4. Common pests and diseases of beans and effective control measures
5. Other types of beans
6. Tips on preparing and eating beans
7. Strange stuff about beans