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A Simple Guide to Starting Seeds for Hydroponics

So you’re ready to get started in hydroponics and you’re about to start some seeds…

But you have no idea where to get started?​

You’re not alone — when I first started gardening, I was a soil gardener.

Starting seeds for hydroponics systems was unknown to me until I started to build deep water culture and ebb and flow systems. Once I built those, I had to learn how to start seeds hydroponically.

One of the main benefits of hydroponics is the absolute control you have over your growing environment. Knowing that, I didn’t want to germinate seeds in soil and then transplant into a my hydroponic system, adding a bunch of dirt to the system.

There had to be another way.

Here are just a few reasons why you want to start seeds in a hydroponic system as opposed to soil:

  • Much cleaner than starting seeds in soil
  • Seedlings grow faster after germination
  • Easy to transplant into a larger hydroponic system

That second reason is a cool one. As soon as your tap root pops out, a hydroponic system is going to help it grow faster than soil and prevent it from becoming rootbound.

Step 1: Get Your Materials

You don’t need much to get started. If you build your cloner yourself, the rest of the materials will cost you under $50 bucks and will last you for quite a while. If you decide to go with a store-bought cloner, it’ll bump up the cost a bit but you’ll also be getting a much higher quality product.

Seed Starting Materials List

  1. Hydroponic Cloner – You can either build your own or use something like the Clone King and starter plugs (#3 below)
  2. 2″ Net Pots
  3. Rapid Rooter Starter Plugs
  4. Seeds – find at your local nursery if possible, or buy many places online. A personal favorite of mine is RareSeeds.com
  5. Air Pump
  6. Air Stone
  7. Tubing

Step 2: Fill The Cloner With Water

Fairly simple step here. All you need to do is fill up your reservoir to just under where your net pots sit. Don’t worry about pHing your water or using reverse osmosis right now – standard tap water will be fine.

Step 3: Set Up the Air Pump

Place the air stone in the reservoir and connect the tubing. Connect the other side to the air pump and plug it in. You should see some beautiful bubbles start to come out of the air stone. These bubbles are what will keep the roots of your seeds moist and stimulate growth.

Step 4: Place Starter Plugs and Seeds

Soak each starter plug in some water and then place it in a net pot. The moisture will help the seeds germinate.

Drop 2-3 seeds in each starter plug. We use more than 1 seed because not all seeds will germinate and we want to make sure that every starter plug has a sprouted seed – otherwise we’ll have to replant!

Step 5: Maintenance

This system is very easy to maintain as your seeds sprout.

If you want, you can place a transparent cover over the top to keep in some moisture and increase the temperature of the system, but it’s not necessary.

Make sure to moisten the starter plugs with a few sprays from a spray bottle every day so your seeds have enough moisture to sprout.

When your seeds sprout, clip off all but the strongest seedling from each starter plug.

That’s it! Your seeds should sprout in 3-5 days for most plants and you’ll be ready to start growing some truly epic plants in your hydroponic system in no time!

Video Guide

If you’re more of a visual learner, I have a three part video series from my YouTube channel​ that goes into the entire setup in detail.

Part One: The Basic Setup

This is the visual version of the blog post. Helpful if you just need to SEE to learn (like me).​

Part Two: Making Sure Seeds Germinate

This part of the series talks about some of the maintenance and troubleshooting you might run into when starting seeds, including the infamous “why do they keep falling over” problem that a lot of beginners run into.​

Part Three: pH Water and Add Nutrients

This part of the series talks about the need to pH and add nutrients to your reservoir after the seeds have germinated. Because they feed off of their seed leaves at the start of their life, you can get away with not doing this until the seeds germinate.

By the way, I’m using the Bluelab pH Pen​ to fill all of my pH needs. It’s awesome!

Starting seeds for hydroponics doesn't have to be difficult. In fact, it's really easy! Learn how to do it in 10 minutes with this Epic Gardening tutorial!

Seeds That Grow Well Using Hydroponic Systems

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Angelica

Angelica, Herb (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) Angelica archangelica. “Angelica archangelica, commonly known as garden angelica, Holy Ghost, wild celery, and Norwegian angelica, is a biennial plant from the Apiaceae family, a subspecies of which is cultivated for its sweetly scented edible stems and roots.” – source/wiki “Angelica archangelica roots have been used in the traditional Austrian medicine internally as tea or tincture for treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract, nervous system, and also against fever, infections, and flu.” – source/wiki

Arugula – Roquette

Arugula Roquette 100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO Latin | Eruca vesicaria sativa Family | Eruca / Mustard Difficulty | Easy Days to Harvest | 25-40 Hardiness | Frost hardy Grow Zone | Can be grown in all zones Light Requirements | Full sun/part shade Sowing Method | Direct sow/ start indoors Season | Cooler months Plant Height/Width | Arugula can usually be harvested as early as 4 weeks after planting. The leaves of the Arugula plant add a tangy/peppery flavor to any meal. This variety of Arugula is an “easy-to-grow” green. Plant in the spring, and again in the fall. Arugula is one of the easiest leafy greens you can grow. Arugula is very rich in vitamin C and potassium. It’s been referred to as an aphrodisiac, and used commonly as a “leaf vegetable”. The young seed pods, flowers, leaves and mature seeds are all edible.Arugula has been acknowledged by the American Cancer Society because of it’s anticancer compounds and all of the antioxidants that it possesses. Arugula Seed Planting & Spacing Guide Depth to Plant Spacing Between Plants Days to Germinate (Sprout) Germination Soil Temp Best Season to Plant_________ Sun Requirement Soil Requirements 0.5 inches deep 6″ apart 4 – 7 days 40F to 55F Late fall and early spring. Full sun / partial shade Prefers soil with pH levels of 6.0 – 7.0. Soil should be kept evenly moist. How to Plant, Grow & Harvest Arugula(click here for more detailed growing instructions) Follow SeedsNow.com’s board Arugula on Pinterest.

Basil – Cinnamon

Basil, Cinnamon (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) By far the most popular variety and possibly one of the most fragrant, this basil grows easily. It’s aroma’s will remind you of sweet cinnamon and it is popular for use in hot drinks and paired with fresh fruit. Quick Tip Planting Guide: Depth to Plant Spacing Between Plants Days to Germinate (Sprout) GerminationSoil Temp Planting Season Plant Height Plant Width No. of Plants per sq. ft. 0.25 inches deep 2″-8″ apart 5-10 days 65-85 degrees after last frost Up to 3 feet tall Up to 3 feet wide 1-2 What is Cinnamon Basil? Very easy to grow, and found in many home gardens, this sweet basil is exotic and has dark green leaves with purplish-red stems and purple blooms. It’s spicy and has a cinnamon-like taste and scent. If you like making homemade potpourris or dried flower arrangements try adding some cinnamon basil! Some gardeners grow this variety of basil to help repel certain pests like aphids and mites in their gardens. Health Benefits of Cinnamon Basil Cinnamon basil is a must have, medicinal herb. It offers anti-inflammatory benefits and can relieve symptoms of arthritis! If you suffer from allergies, diabetes, colds, the flu, or infertility, some would swear by the benefits of consuming cinnamon basil and how it’s improved their health. It is even used in the treatment of some cancers. It naturally boosts your immune system and is a known anti-bacterial and anti-viral. Are you growing this yet. because you should be! Ways to Consume Cinnamon Basil Use this exotic and fragrant basil in any recipe that calls for basil. The sweet flavor is great when paired with other fruity herbs. Pick the leaves when small and tender and use them in your favorite recipes or put them in bottles of olive oil to make cinnamon flavored oil. Cinnamon basil pairs harmoniously with apple pie filling, apple sauce, pork or ham dishes. Add frozen basil leaves to soups or sauces. Cinnamon basil can also be used to make refreshing teas, hot or cold! See Basil Recipes & Growing Tips on our Pinterest Board Follow SeedsNow.com’s board Basil on Pinterest.

Basil – Dark Opal Purple

Basil, Dark Opal Purple (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) A 1962 All-America Selections Winner! This annual basil plant produces extremely fragrant dark purple leaves. It can be used as a garnish or to make flavored vinegars. This basil drys excellently and is very easy to grow. Gardening in a small space or wanting to use a container? This variety grows great in them! Quick Tip Planting Guide: Depth to Plant Spacing Between Plants Days to Germinate (Sprout) GerminationSoil Temp Planting Season Plant Height Plant Width No. of Plants per sq. ft. 0.25 inches deep 12″-18″ apart 14-21 days 65-85 degrees after last frost Up to 3 feet tall Up to 3 feet wide 1-2 What is Dark Opal Purple Basil? This sweet and very popular variety of basil has gorgeous purple-black glossy foliage and a delicious aroma. It’s eye catching and a beautiful, colorful garden plant. This basil produces small to medium sized, tender leaves. It is slow to bolt and grows at a steady pace. The dark purple has a green metallic undertone or sheen and in bright light it can appear flat and open. Health Benefits of Dark Opal Purple Basil Dark Opal Purple Basil has a variety of medicinal benefits and has been known to improve digestive functions, treat acne and insect bites, improve nausea, and work as a sedative for muscle spasms and cramps. Ways to Consume Dark Opal Purple Basil Like many basil varieties, Dark Opal Purple Basil has a degree of licorice flavor, and it is used in the culinary world as an attractive garnish with good flavor. Use this herb fresh or dried and even frozen. It works wonderfully in salads and on sandwiches. The uses for this herb are endless and everyone should take advantage of this fresh and spicy leaf. See Basil Recipes & Growing Tips on our Pinterest Board Follow SeedsNow.com’s board Basil on Pinterest.

Basil – Genovese

Basil, Genovese (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) Genovese Basil is a classic! It’s prized for being sweet with undertones of a spicy flavor. You can’t beat it’s aroma. These plants grow anywhere from 18″-24″ inches and is the variety of choice for making pesto and adding to pizzas. Quick Tip Planting Guide: Depth to Plant Spacing Between Plants Days to Germinate (Sprout) GerminationSoil Temp Planting Season Plant Height Plant Width No. of Plants per sq. ft. 0.25 inches deep 10″-12″ apart 14-21 days 65-85 degrees after last frost Up to 3 feet tall Up to 3 feet wide 1 What is Genovese Basil? The most commonly used basil variety for making pesto, you can harvest these leaves as soon as they are large enough to consume. Genovese basil is also known as “Sweet Basil” and a common ingredient to all Italian dishes. The leaves are spoon shaped, glossy and a dark green shade. It grows best in organic-rich and well drained soil and is an easy to grow annual herb that thrives in areas that remain above 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Health Benefits of Genovese Basil Genovese basil is a known health tonic for expecting mothers and when mixed with tea it increases lactation in mothers. It is also a nerve tonic and young children are sometimes encouraged to chew on the leaves of basil because it stimulates brain cells and can increase memory. Ways to Consume Genovese Basil The most popular use is in italian dishes and sauces, especially in genovese sauce and pesto. Genovese Basil goes great in caprese salads and on raw tomatoes for a light, healthy “summery” treat. Mix basil leaves with olive oil and freeze in ice-cube trays for flavored oils when cooking. See Basil Recipes & Growing Tips on our Pinterest Board Follow SeedsNow.com’s board Basil on Pinterest.

Basil – Greek

Basil, Greek (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) Ocimum basilicum. Annual plant. Produces fragrant small green basil leaves with white flowers. Excellent as a garnish or seasoning. Greek basil is preferred by most culinary chefs. Can be grown indoors in containers. Very easy to grow. Extremely flavorful. Quick Tip Planting Guide: Depth to Plant Spacing Between Plants Days to Germinate (Sprout) GerminationSoil Temp Planting Season Plant Height Plant Width No. of Plants per sq. ft. 0.25 inches deep 10″-12″ apart 14-21 days 65-85 degrees after last frost Up to 3 feet tall Up to 3 feet wide 1 Health Benefits of Genovese Basil Basil is a known health tonic for expecting mothers and when mixed with tea it increases lactation in mothers. It is also a nerve tonic and young children are sometimes encouraged to chew on the leaves of basil because it stimulates brain cells and can increase memory. See Basil Recipes & Growing Tips on our Pinterest Board Follow SeedsNow.com’s board Basil on Pinterest.

Basil – Herb Mix

Basil, Herb Mix (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO Enjoy some of our most popular varieties of Basil Herbs. This is a special blend of basil varieties we carry, sure to be a show stopper! You’ll enjoy a wide variety of Basil plants with great flavors! Very easy to grow and extremely popular for those that can’t decide on which variety to try in their own garden! Best Seller! Want more? View our entire collection of gourmet culinary & medicinal herb varieties. See Basil Recipes & Growing Tips on our Pinterest Board: Follow SeedsNow.com’s board Basil on Pinterest.

Basil – Italian Large Leaf

Basil, Italian Large Leaf (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) The Italian Large Leaf Basil plant will produce medium to large leaves that can measure up to 4″ long! It is of heriloom variety and is extremely fragrant and used widely in the culinary industry. If you’re a lover of basil, this would be a good variety to plant in your garden. Quick Tip Planting Guide: Depth to Plant Spacing Between Plants Days to Germinate (Sprout) GerminationSoil Temp Planting Season Plant Height Plant Width No. of Plants per sq. ft. 0.25 inches deep 2″-8″ apart 5-10 days 75-90 degrees after last frost Up to 3 feet tall Up to 3 feet wide 1-2 What is Italian Large Leaf Basil? Italian Large Leaf Basil is an annual plant that will produce edible and fragrant leaves, flowers, and continue to put off a few more leaves through the process of ending it’s life cycle. This basil grows well in “filtered light” (meaning near a bright window or under a tree), and it grows best in 50-90 degree weather. Warm, but not too warm. Health Benefits of Italian Large Leaf Basil Italian Large Leaf Basil has anti-bacterial properties and anti-inflammatory effects. It’s been known to help people with inflammatory health problems like arthritis or IBS. Basil also contains properties that mimic food preservatives so it makes good sense to try and include more basil into the foods you prepare at home. Basil will help naturally preserve them so they’ll be safer, longer. Basil also contains all the good stuff needed for better cardiovascular health. Ways to Consume Large Leaf Italian Basil Use this variety of basil in your favorite Neapolitan cuisine dishes! Use the extra large leaves, fresh or dried, in tomato dishes, pasta sauces, vegetable dishes and soups. See Basil Recipes & Growing Tips on our Pinterest Board Follow SeedsNow.com’s board Basil on Pinterest.

Basil – Leaf Lettuce

Basil, Leaf Lettuce (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) Ocimum basilicum. Annual plant. Produces very flavorful and tender basil leaves. Used in many different types of dishes. Leaves can be used dried, fresh, or frozen. 85 days to mature. Can be grown indoors in containers. Very easy to grow. Extremely flavorful. Quick Tip Planting Guide: Depth to Plant Spacing Between Plants Days to Germinate (Sprout) GerminationSoil Temp Planting Season Plant Height Plant Width No. of Plants per sq. ft. 0.25 inches deep 10″-12″ apart 14-21 days 65-85 degrees after last frost Up to 3 feet tall Up to 3 feet wide 1 Health Benefits of Genovese Basil Basil is a known health tonic for expecting mothers and when mixed with tea it increases lactation in mothers. It is also a nerve tonic and young children are sometimes encouraged to chew on the leaves of basil because it stimulates brain cells and can increase memory. See Basil Recipes & Growing Tips on our Pinterest Board Follow SeedsNow.com’s board Basil on Pinterest.

Basil – Lemon

Basil, Lemon (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) Ocimum citriodorum. Annual plant. Beautiful and flavorful small basil leaves. Leaves have a unique lemon flavor that is excellent for flavoring many dishes. 75 days to mature. Can be grown indoors in containers. Very easy to grow. Extremely flavorful. Quick Tip Planting Guide: Depth to Plant Spacing Between Plants Days to Germinate (Sprout) GerminationSoil Temp Planting Season Plant Height Plant Width No. of Plants per sq. ft. 0.25 inches deep 10″-12″ apart 14-21 days 65-85 degrees after last frost Up to 3 feet tall Up to 3 feet wide 1 Health Benefits of Lemon Basil Basil is a known health tonic for expecting mothers and when mixed with tea it increases lactation in mothers. It is also a nerve tonic and young children are sometimes encouraged to chew on the leaves of basil because it stimulates brain cells and can increase memory. See Basil Recipes & Growing Tips on our Pinterest Board Follow SeedsNow.com’s board Basil on Pinterest.

Basil – Licorice

Basil, Licorice (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) This basil variety produces lovely and flavorful green leaves with purple accents. It has a strong, but enjoyable licorice flavor and can grow 24″ tall. Quick Tip Planting Guide: Depth to Plant Spacing Between Plants Days to Germinate (Sprout) GerminationSoil Temp Planting Season Plant Height Plant Width No. of Plants per sq. ft. 0.25 inches deep 10″-12″ apart 5-10 days around 70 degrees after last frost Up to 2 feet tall Up to 1 feet wide 1 What is Licorice Basil? This basil is a type of Thai Basil, also known as anise basil. It has strong licorice and anise flavors, qualities and aromatics. It’s known to be slightly “lanky” with pointed green leaves with signature purple flowers. Both the leaves and flowers are edible on this plant. Health Benefits of Licorice Basil Licorice Basil can be used for treating the common cold, the flu, diabetes, asthma, bronchitis, earaches, headaches, upset stomachs, heart disease, fever, and more. It promotes longevity but something you may not know is that its an excellent mosquito repellent! Ways to Consume Licorice Basil When Licorice Basil leaves are crushed, they burst with intense basil and licorice aromas. Fragrant and floral, the spicy paste is a condiment for multiple dishes. This basil is best when mixed with other ingredients to tame it’s powerful one-dimensional notes. See Basil Recipes & Growing Tips on our Pinterest Board Follow SeedsNow.com’s board Basil on Pinterest.

Basil – Lime

Basil, Lime (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) The Lime Basil plant is very easy to grow and smells extremely fragrant! It has an amazing lemon scent, perfect for homemade lemonade! Use this in all your favorite culinary creations! It grows to the perfect size for planting in containers, and the aroma of just passing by this herb, will take your senses on an enjoyable ride. Quick Tip Planting Guide: Depth to Plant Spacing Between Plants Days to Germinate (Sprout) GerminationSoil Temp Planting Season Plant Height Plant Width No. of Plants per sq. ft. 0.25 inches deep 10″-12″ apart 5-10 days around 70 degrees after last frost Up to 2 feet tall Up to 1 feet wide 1 What is Lime Basil? Lime Basil offers a crisp citrus flavor, with a zesty undertones. It grows as an annual herb with white or lavender flowers. It has many medicinal purposes which makes it an “all around great herb” to grow in your own gardens. Health Benefits of Lime Basil From treating some cancers, symptoms of stress, asthma and diabetes, Lime Basil is recognized widely as a medicinal herb. Ways to Consume Lime Basil Used commonly in fresh cooked recipes, always add it at the last moment so that the cooking doesn’t destroy the citrus flavor. It is a favorite ingredient in pesto, and used to thicken soups. Try it with fried chicken, or steeping it in milk to create lovely ice creams or chocolates. Don’t toss the flower buds, they are full of flavor and are edible as well. See Basil Recipes & Growing Tips on our Pinterest Board Follow SeedsNow.com’s board Basil on Pinterest.

Basil – Red ‘Velvet’ Leaf

Basil, Red Velvet Leaf (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) This Red Velvet Leaf Basil plant produces high yields of deed red-colored leaves that are very aromatic. It will produce continuously all season long, and grows perfect in containers. Quick Tip Planting Guide: Depth to Plant Spacing Between Plants Days to Germinate (Sprout) GerminationSoil Temp Planting Season Plant Height Plant Width No. of Plants per sq. ft. 0.25 inches deep 10″-12″ apart 5-10 days around 70 degrees after last frost Up to 2 feet tall Up to 1 feet wide 1 What is Red Velvet Leaf Basil? This variety of basil boasts unusual reddish-purple leaves and has a stronger flavor than most other types. It is appealing in salads, and used often as a garnish. It’s been known to repel mosquitoes too! You can raise this type of basil indoors in a sunny window or outdoors in areas with warm summers. Health Benefits of Red Velvet Leaf Basil Red Velvet Leaf Basil is packed with phyto-nutrients and health benefits. Rub crushed leaves on your skin to repel mosquitoes. It is a potent anti-oxidant with anti-inflammatory properties as well. This basil is an excellent source of iron and has been known to clear the mind and uplift the spirit. Ways to Consume Red Velvet Leaf Basil Try Red Velvet Leaf Basil in your favorite salads, fruit jams, sauces, tea or paired with fresh fruit. Garlic flavors pair beautifully with this basil also. See Basil Recipes & Growing Tips on our Pinterest Board Follow SeedsNow.com’s board Basil on Pinterest.

Basil – Thai

Thai Basil is very fragrant and one of the most available varieties of basil. It has beautiful purple stems with bright green leaves. It is used widely in soups and curries, and other traditional Thai dishes. Quick Tip Planting Guide: Depth to Plant Spacing Between Plants Days to Germinate (Sprout) GerminationSoil Temp Planting Season Plant Height Plant Width No. of Plants per sq. ft. 0.25 inches deep 6″ apart 5-10 days around 70 degrees after last frost Up to 2 feet tall Up to 1 feet wide 1 What is Thai Basil? Thai Basil exhibits narrow leaves, with gorgeous purple stems. Sometimes mauve or pink-ish flowers. It needs warm air and sun to do well. This is a wonderful basil to grow if you are a Thai food enthusiast! It is also known as the “holy herb” in many traditions all around the world. Health Benefits of Thai Basil Thai Basil is a wonderful blood coagulant, and plays a role in strengthening bones. It contains a ton of iron, vitamin A, and plenty of essential oils. Ways to Consume Thai Basil Use Thai Basil as a condiment, or a enjoy it as an accompaniment to Pho’. It is slightly anise-flavored so it goes extremely well in soups and curries. See Basil Recipes & Growing Tips on our Pinterest Board Follow SeedsNow.com’s board Basil on Pinterest.

Bean (Bush) – Blue Lake

Blue Lake Bush Bean seeds 100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO The Blue Lake Bush Bean produces long and tender stringless pods. Easy to grow and matures quickly. – Pods can get as long as 5″ – Excellent flavor with firm texture and rich colors – Beans mature all at once making it an easy harvest – High in vitamins A, B and C. Day to Maturity | 50-55 days Bean Seed Planting & Spacing Guide Depth to Plant Spacing Between Plants Spacing Between Rows Days to Germinate (Sprout) Germination Soil Temp Planting Season No. of Plants per sq. ft. 1/2″ deep Bush beans = seeds should be planted 4″ apart. Rows should be made 18″ apart Appx. 5-10 days 70F – 85F SpringSummerFall Appx. 9 – 10 plants per sq. ft. How to Plant, Grow & Harvest Beans (click here for more detailed growing instructions) Beans can be grown in average soil, almost anywhere in the United States. They grow best if the soil is well drained and the summer is consistently warm. Seeds will rot in the ground in cold, damp weather. Since Beans are subject to downy mildew, they should not be grown where there are cold summer fogs.When to PlantAfter the soil is sufficiently warm – temperatures above 75 degrees. Beans are easily killed by frost. Plan on an average of 10-20 plants per person. Some gardeners recommend pre-soaking seeds prior to planting, but research indicates soaked seeds absorb water too quickly, causing the outer coats to spill out essential nutrients, which encourages seed rot. Yields can increase 50-100% by inoculating with Rhizobium bacteria. To inoculate, simply roll seeds in the powder prior to planting . learn more Related YouTube Videos (click here for more YouTube search results)

Bean (Bush) – Borlotti

Borlotti ‘Cranberry’ Bush Bean Seeds (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) Old Italian heirloom, also known as Cranberry Bean. Day to Maturity | 50-55 days Beans like sun and water. Give them lots of it and they’ll grow fast. Bean Seed Planting & Spacing Guide Depth to Plant Spacing Between Plants Spacing Between Rows Days to Germinate (Sprout) Germination Soil Temp Planting Season No. of Plants per sq. ft. 1/2″ deep Bush beans = seeds should be planted 4″ apart. Rows should be made 18″ apart Appx. 5-10 days 70F – 85F SpringSummerFall Appx. 9 – 10 plants per sq. ft. How to Plant, Grow & Harvest Beans (click here for more detailed growing instructions) Beans can be grown in average soil, almost anywhere in the United States. They grow best if the soil is well drained and the summer is consistently warm. Seeds will rot in the ground in cold, damp weather. Since Beans are subject to downy mildew, they should not be grown where there are cold summer fogs.When to PlantAfter the soil is sufficiently warm – temperatures above 75 degrees. Beans are easily killed by frost. Plan on an average of 10-20 plants per person. Some gardeners recommend pre-soaking seeds prior to planting, but research indicates soaked seeds absorb water too quickly, causing the outer coats to spill out essential nutrients, which encourages seed rot. Yields can increase 50-100% by inoculating with Rhizobium bacteria. To inoculate, simply roll seeds in the powder prior to planting . learn more Related YouTube Videos (click here for more YouTube search results)

Bean (Bush) – Contender

Contender Bush Bean Seeds(100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) One of the best bush beans – ever! – Ideal for short growing cool seasons. – Beans are 6 to 8 inches long and slightly curved with distinct flavor – Productive string-less variety is good for canning, freezing or eating fresh from the garden Day to Maturity | 50-55 days Beans like sun and water. Give them lots of it and they’ll grow fast Bean Seed Planting & Spacing Guide Depth to Plant Spacing Between Plants Spacing Between Rows Days to Germinate (Sprout) Germination Soil Temp Planting Season No. of Plants per sq. ft. 1/2″ deep Bush beans = seeds should be planted 4″ apart. Rows should be made 18″ apart Appx. 5-10 days 70F – 85F SpringSummerFall Appx. 9 – 10 plants per sq. ft. How to Plant, Grow & Harvest Beans (click here for more detailed growing instructions) Beans can be grown in average soil, almost anywhere in the United States. They grow best if the soil is well drained and the summer is consistently warm. Seeds will rot in the ground in cold, damp weather. Since Beans are subject to downy mildew, they should not be grown where there are cold summer fogs.When to PlantAfter the soil is sufficiently warm – temperatures above 75 degrees. Beans are easily killed by frost. Plan on an average of 10-20 plants per person. Some gardeners recommend pre-soaking seeds prior to planting, but research indicates soaked seeds absorb water too quickly, causing the outer coats to spill out essential nutrients, which encourages seed rot. Yields can increase 50-100% by inoculating with Rhizobium bacteria. To inoculate, simply roll seeds in the powder prior to planting . learn more Related YouTube Videos (click here for more YouTube search results)

Bean (Bush) – Edamame (Soy Bean)

Edamame Soy Bean Seeds(100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) If you enjoy going to Japanese restaurants or sushi then you have most likely eaten these delicious beans. The flavor is extremely delicious nutty, buttery. Enjoy fresh from the garden or steam them with garlic. You can cook them right in their pods or use them fresh in any recipe. hHgh yields of large 3″ pods with 3 – 4 beans per pod. Bean Seed Planting & Spacing Guide Depth to Plant Spacing Between Plants Spacing Between Rows Days to Germinate (Sprout) Germination Soil Temp Planting Season No. of Plants per sq. ft. 1/2″ deep Bush beans = seeds should be planted 4″ apart. Rows should be made 18″ apart Appx. 5-10 days 70F – 85F SpringSummerFall Appx. 9 – 10 plants per sq. ft. How to Plant, Grow & Harvest Beans (click here for more detailed growing instructions) Beans can be grown in average soil, almost anywhere in the United States. They grow best if the soil is well drained and the summer is consistently warm. Seeds will rot in the ground in cold, damp weather. Since Beans are subject to downy mildew, they should not be grown where there are cold summer fogs.When to PlantAfter the soil is sufficiently warm – temperatures above 75 degrees. Beans are easily killed by frost. Plan on an average of 10-20 plants per person. Some gardeners recommend pre-soaking seeds prior to planting, but research indicates soaked seeds absorb water too quickly, causing the outer coats to spill out essential nutrients, which encourages seed rot. Yields can increase 50-100% by inoculating with Rhizobium bacteria. To inoculate, simply roll seeds in the powder prior to planting . learn more Related YouTube Videos (click here for more YouTube search results)

Bean (Bush) – Harvester

Harvester Bush Bean Seeds (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) Harvester bush beans are one of the best bush beans – ever! – Excellent flavor and can grow up to 6″ long – The pods grow high off the ground for easy picking Day to Maturity | 50-55 days Best Months to Plant | [April – June] Beans like sun and water. Give them lots of it and they’ll grow fast. Bean Seed Planting & Spacing Guide Depth to Plant Spacing Between Plants Spacing Between Rows Days to Germinate (Sprout) Germination Soil Temp Planting Season No. of Plants per sq. ft. 1/2″ deep Bush beans = seeds should be planted 4″ apart. Rows should be made 18″ apart Appx. 5-10 days 70F – 85F SpringSummerFall Appx. 9 – 10 plants per sq. ft. How to Plant, Grow & Harvest Beans (click here for more detailed growing instructions) Beans can be grown in average soil, almost anywhere in the United States. They grow best if the soil is well drained and the summer is consistently warm. Seeds will rot in the ground in cold, damp weather. Since Beans are subject to downy mildew, they should not be grown where there are cold summer fogs.When to PlantAfter the soil is sufficiently warm – temperatures above 75 degrees. Beans are easily killed by frost. Plan on an average of 10-20 plants per person. Some gardeners recommend pre-soaking seeds prior to planting, but research indicates soaked seeds absorb water too quickly, causing the outer coats to spill out essential nutrients, which encourages seed rot. Yields can increase 50-100% by inoculating with Rhizobium bacteria. To inoculate, simply roll seeds in the powder prior to planting . learn more Related YouTube Videos (click here for more YouTube search results)

Bean (Bush) – Jade

Bush Bean, Jade (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) The Jade Bush Bean produces long and tender 7″ long dark green beans. – Easy to grow and matures quickly – Can tolerate high temperatures – Very sweet and tender – one of the best tasting bush beans! – High in vitamins A, B and C. Day to Maturity | 60 days Best Months to Plant | [April – June] Beans like sun and water. Give them lots of it and they’ll grow fast. Click here for complete Bush Bean grow guide

Bean (Bush) – Kentucky Wonder, White

Bush Bean, Kentucky Wonder White Seeded (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) The Kentucky Wonder Bean is one of the oldest and most widely used bean varieties ever grown. – Heavy yields of delicious green beans. – Can be eaten fresh, canned, or frozen. – Extremely flavorful and full of flavorful white bean seeds. – Will continue to grow until frost. Day to Maturity | 65 days Best Months to Plant | [April – June] Beans like sun and water. Give them lots of it and they’ll grow fast. Click here for complete Bean grow guide

Bean (Bush) – Landreth

Bush Bean, Landreth Stringless (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) This Landreth bean variety has tender stringless pods with excellent flavor. – Very popular bush bean variety – Beans have a firm texture and rich colors – Pods are appx. 5″ long – High in vitamins A, B and C. Day to Maturity | 50-55 days Best Months to Plant | [April – June] Beans like sun and water. Give them lots of it and they’ll grow fast. Bush Beans | Beans can be grown in average soil, almost anywhere in the United States. Plant seeds 2 inches apart, 1 1/2 inches deep in rows 2 feet apart. Click here for complete Bush Bean grow guide

Bean (Bush) – Provider

Bush Bean, Provider (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) The Provider bean plant is a compact bush type plant produces 5 ½” long string-less green beans. – Dependable early variety- Germinates in cool soil and does well in adverse weather. – Easy to grow and tastes great. Day to Maturity | 50 days Best Months to Plant | [April – June] Beans like sun and water. Give them lots of it and they’ll grow fast. Click here for complete Bush Bean grow guide

Bean (Bush) – Romano

Bush Bean, Romano (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) The Romano is an old family heirloom bean variety that has been passed down for hundreds of generations. – Stringless. – Produces wide beans with a excellent flavor. – Grows continuously throughout the entire season. – Very easy to grow Day to Maturity | 65 days Best Months to Plant | [April – June] Beans like sun and water. Give them lots of it and they’ll grow fast.

Bean (Bush) – Royal Burgundy

Royal Burgundy Bush Bean Seeds(100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) One of the best heirloom bush beans – ever! So colorful and beautiful. Day to Maturity | 50-55 days Beans like sun and water. Give them lots of it and they’ll grow fast Bean Seed Planting & Spacing Guide Depth to Plant Spacing Between Plants Spacing Between Rows Days to Germinate (Sprout) Germination Soil Temp Planting Season No. of Plants per sq. ft. 1/2″ deep Bush beans = seeds should be planted 4″ apart. Rows should be made 18″ apart Appx. 5-10 days 70F – 85F SpringSummerFall Appx. 9 – 10 plants per sq. ft. How to Plant, Grow & Harvest Beans (click here for more detailed growing instructions) Beans can be grown in average soil, almost anywhere in the United States. They grow best if the soil is well drained and the summer is consistently warm. Seeds will rot in the ground in cold, damp weather. Since Beans are subject to downy mildew, they should not be grown where there are cold summer fogs.When to PlantAfter the soil is sufficiently warm – temperatures above 75 degrees. Beans are easily killed by frost. Plan on an average of 10-20 plants per person. Some gardeners recommend pre-soaking seeds prior to planting, but research indicates soaked seeds absorb water too quickly, causing the outer coats to spill out essential nutrients, which encourages seed rot. Yields can increase 50-100% by inoculating with Rhizobium bacteria. To inoculate, simply roll seeds in the powder prior to planting . learn more Related YouTube Videos (click here for more YouTube search results)

Bean (Bush) – Slenderette

The slenderette bean is the variety of choice for many culinary chefs around the world. Matures quickly – appx. 55-60 days. Produces delicious slim dark green beans around 5″ long. Excellent for fresh picking or canning. Bush bean Day to Maturity | 55 – 60 days Best Months to Plant | [April – June] Beans like sun and water. Give them lots of it and they’ll grow fast.

Bean (Bush) – Tendergreen

Bean (Bush), Tendergreen (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) Tendergreen Bush Beans are heavy yielding beans that withstand heat extremely well. Outstanding flavor & texture with stringless pods. – Disease resistant – Can grow in just about all parts of the country. – Quick maturing (only 55 days to maturity). Day to Maturity | 55 days Best Months to Plant | [April – June] Beans like sun and water. Give them lots of it and they’ll grow fast. Click here for complete Bush Bean grow guide

Bean (Bush) – Tongue of Fire

Bush Bean, Tongue of Fire (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) An old Italian heirloom. A cranberry-type bean variety originally found in Tierra del Fuego (tip of South America). – Has streaks that resembles a flame of a fire.- The tongue of fire beans are shell beans that produce 6-7″ stringless pods that can be eaten. – Not only do these beans look amazing, they also absorb the flavors of herbs and spices they are cooked with – The pods are ivory/tan with dark red streaks and spots – Seeds are large and oval/round – Excellent flavor and texture Day to Maturity | 65 days Best Months to Plant | [April – June] Beans like sun and water. Give them lots of it and they’ll grow fast.

Bean (Bush) – Top Crop

Bush Bean, Top Crop (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) An All-America Selections (AAS) Winner. – Smooth and straight 5″ long stringless pods – Grows high on the plant – Ideal for canning or freezing – Consistently high yields of beans per pod Day to Maturity | 55 days Best Months to Plant | [April – June] Beans like sun and water. Give them lots of it and they’ll grow fast. Click here for complete Bush Bean grow guide

Bean (Fava/Broad) – AGUADULCE

Broad Bean, AGUADULCE (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) An extremely hardy broad bean variety that is easy to grow and produces large 9″ pods. – Agua Dulce is Spanish for Sweet Water! Day to Maturity | 75 days Click here for complete Bean grow guide

Bean (Fava/Pole) – Broad Windsor

Fava Bean, Broad Windsor (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) The Broad Windsor Fava Bean plant produces some of the largest beans you’ve ever seen. – The pods contain large beans (as large as a quarter) – Can be eaten fresh off the pod or dried. – Huge beans with a creamy texture and delicious nutty flavor. Day to Maturity | 75 days Best Months to Plant | [April – June] Beans like sun and water. Give them lots of it and they’ll grow fast. Pole Beans | Beans can be grown in average soil, almost anywhere in the United States. Set 3 rough barked, 6 foot poles in the ground, tepee fashion, and tie together at the top.Click here for complete Pole Bean grow guide

Bean (Lima)- Thorogreen

Lima Bean, Early Thorogreen (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) Early Thorogreen is a dwarf plant produces heavy yields of large green lima beans. – Plant does not require a trellis. – Flat thin 3″ long beans.- Perfect for soups and casseroles. – Easy to grow. Day to Maturity | 65 days Best Months to Plant | [April – June] Beans like sun and water. Give them lots of it and they’ll grow fast. Click here for complete Lima Bean grow guide

Bean (Lima/Pole) – King of the Garden

Lima Bean, King of the Garden (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) The King of the Garden produces record yields of large white Lima beans. – Pods measure over 7″ long with 5 or 6 large beans inside each pod – Continues to grow all the way up to the first frost – Excellent variety for freezing – These beans grow so big they needs the support of a pole or trellis. – Popular, fun, and easy bean varieties to grow Day to Maturity | 80-90 days Best Months to Plant | [April – June] Beans like sun and water. Give them lots of it and they’ll grow fast. Click here for complete Lima Bean grow guide

Bean (Pole) – Asparagus Yard-Long

Yard-Long Red Seeded Asparagus Pole Bean (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) Very long stringless green beans. Grows as a large vine. Day to Maturity | 80 days Best Months to Plant | [April – June] Beans like sun and water. Give them lots of it and they’ll grow fast. Pole Beans | Beans can be grown in average soil, almost anywhere in the United States. Set 3 rough barked, 6 foot poles in the ground, tepee fashion, and tie together at the topClick here for complete Pole Bean grow guide

Bean (Pole) – Kentucky Wonder, Brown

Pole Bean, Kentucky Wonder (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) The Kentucky Wonder Pole Bean is one of the oldest and most widely used bean varieties ever grown. – Produces bright green, 8″ stringless pods. – Extremely flavorful and full of flavorful brown seeds. – Climbs freely on a vine and produces quickly. – Will continue to grow until frost. Day to Maturity | 65 days Best Months to Plant | [April – June] Beans like sun and water. Give them lots of it and they’ll grow fast. Pole Beans | Beans can be grown in average soil, almost anywhere in the United States. Set 3 rough barked, 6 foot poles in the ground, tepee fashion, and tie together at the topClick here for complete Pole Bean grow guide

Bean (Pole) – Prizewinner

Pole Bean, Prizewinner (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) Pole type bean variety. Produces beautiful 14-16″ long flat green beans. Extremely flavorful. Can be used fresh or as dried beans. Day to Maturity | 75 days Best Months to Plant | [April – June] Beans like sun and water. Give them lots of it and they’ll grow fast. Pole Beans | Beans can be grown in average soil, almost anywhere in the United States. Set 3 rough barked, 6 foot poles in the ground, tepee fashion, and tie together at the topClick Here for Complete “Pole Bean” Grow Guide

Bean (Pole) – Purple Podded

Produces beautiful and delicious purple podded beans appx. 6″ long. – Stringless.- Pole/vining growth. Day to Maturity | 75 days Best Months to Plant | [April – June] Beans like sun and water. Give them lots of it and they’ll grow fast. Pole Beans | Beans can be grown in average soil, almost anywhere in the United States. Set 3 rough barked, 6 foot poles in the ground, tepee fashion, and tie together at the topClick here for Pole Bean Grow guide

Bean (Pole) – Rattlesnake

Pole Bean, Rattlesnake (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) The Rattlesnake pole bean is a popular heirloom variety that produces pods with streaks of green and purple – gives the appearance of a rattlesnake! – Matures quickly and is extremely productive throughout the entire season – Extremely delicious and tender- Used in soups and many other recipes – Grows exceptionally well in hot & humid grow zones- Drought resistant Day to Maturity | 75 days Best Months to Plant | [April – June] Beans like sun and water. Give them lots of it and they’ll grow fast. Pole Beans | Beans can be grown in average soil, almost anywhere in the United States. Set 3 rough barked, 6 foot poles in the ground, tepee fashion, and tie together at the topClick here for Pole Bean Grow guide

Bean (Runner/Pole) – Scarlet Runner

Scarlet Runner, (Pole Bean)(100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) Pole type bean variety. Produces beautiful 14-16″ long flat green beans. Extremely flavorful. Can be used fresh or as dried beans. Day to Maturity | 75 days Best Months to Plant | [April – June] Beans like sun and water. Give them lots of it and they’ll grow fast. Pole Beans | Beans can be grown in average soil, almost anywhere in the United States. Set 3 rough barked, 6 foot poles in the ground, tepee fashion, and tie together at the topClick Here for Complete “Pole Bean” Grow Guide

Bean (Runner/Pole) – White Emargo

(Pole/Runner) White Emargo The White Emargo bean is an easy variety to grow. Regular picking ensures a long harvesting period. Excess produce freezes well. Latin Name : Phaseolus coccineus ‘White Emergo’. Pick regularly when beans are young and tender.

Bean – Jicama/Mexican Yam Bean

Jicama – Mexican Yam Bean (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) Pachyrhizus erosus, commonly known as jicama, Mexican yam bean, or Mexican turnip, is the name of a native Mexican vine, although the name most commonly refers to the plant’s edible tuberous root. (source/wikipedia) Grows as a large vine. Day to Maturity | 80 days Best Months to Plant | [April – June] Beans like sun and water. Give them lots of it and they’ll grow fast. Pole Beans | Beans can be grown in average soil, almost anywhere in the United States. Set 3 rough barked, 6 foot poles in the ground, tepee fashion, and tie together at the topClick here for complete Pole Bean grow guide

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