This year I decided to go with bush instead of pole beans. While startin seeds I thought I'd throw a few beans in fer kicks. Not only have they grown well they blossomed and now have tiny green beans on em.
Never thought to grow beans indoors!
Two double tube fluorescents, on 24/7 and I got beans!
Post by bluelacedredhead on May 6, 2011 6:08:11 GMT -6
I couldn't afford the Electrical bill if I did that. I only run my plant lights during Off Peak Hours...
Seems to be a lot of people starting beans indoors? They are sooo easy to start and grow I don't quite understand why you would bother. But Have Phun with them and don't forget to let us know the outcome of the transplant.
Thats awesome X! ;D Are you gonna keep them indoors or transplant out? what size pot do you have them in ifn your keeping them indoors? Ifn I had more windows in my kitchen Id grow some veg phor houseplants that would be so cool!
The reason for 24/7 is for fast vegetative growth. Keep in mind im burning cool white fluorescents so most energy use is upon startup of the lamps.Leaving them on actually saves $ in the long run.
Beans are by far one of the easier things to direct sow but you can gain a slight advantage starting them indoors given you have the space to do it. Planting them out is a matter of hardening them off as with anything else started indoors.They adapt quite well but tend to be a bit fragile so be careful handling them.
They started out in 4 packs in flats,and now are in a plastic shoebox,(8plants) from there im not sure cuz they seem to be growin happily and doin they're job producing beans!
Keep in mind this is an experiment!
I wanna see....
1)will the beans mature? 2)is the lighting enough to sustain plant growth for a season or possibly longer? 3) with 8 plants in less than a cubic foot of soil practical for proper root growth? I'll keep ya'll posted on my greenies!