Beans are incredibly versatile, nutritious and delicious. Not only are the many varieties easy to grow, the plant helps your garden soil by adding nitrogen that plants can utilize. Snap beans are grown for their tender pods. These beans are most often classified as "bush" beans, those that grow only about 2 feet tall and do not need staking or "pole" beans that vine to more than six feet. Other beans such as broad beans and Lima beans are grown for their fresh seeds alone. Dry beans are allowed to dry on the vine and are used when their moisture content is very low. Save room in your garden for some of these wonderful varieties.
Each packet contains 1.25 ounces. Given the variance in seed size, number of beans range from about 35 (Fava Beans) to 140 (Snap Beans). You can plant succession rows of snap beans for an extended harvest throughout the summer and fall.