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Tips from Olle Garden Bed: Planting Mung Beans

For beginner gardeners, this may be a difficult question to answer, because of complex factors such as weather, soil, mung bean types and pests. The following content also has some reference value for raised garden beds.

This article will help solve this problem and provide easy to follow tips for gardeners at all levels of experience about growing green beans indoors and outdoors.

I suggest scrolling to the bottom of this page to find the answers to the five most common questions that most gardeners encounter when planting mung beans from seeds.

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Tip # 1: Select these 2 mung bean types

Although hundreds of green beans can grow from the seeds, I recommend two.

These are the simplest types when trying to learn how to grow mung beans from seeds.

It should be noted that these two types of mung beans need well drained soil with pH value between 6-6.5, full sunlight, sufficient water and cold resistant area between 3-10.

  1. A) Witch hazel and mung bean

Snap Bush mungbean is a kind of mungbean that grows closer to the ground and is easier to grow, and often produces the largest harvest.

The varieties of mung bean types include Blue Lake, Grand Kahuna, early Bush Italy, competitors, green crops and Maxi dwarves.

Almost every variety of Snap Bush mungbean takes 50-65 days to grow, producing a large number of mungbeans, and the length of beans varies from 6 to 7 inches.

Plants are usually no larger than 2 feet tall. They will soon die from frost and cold weather, and are vulnerable to diseases and pests. You should follow the simple care steps below to prevent this.

  1. B) Clamping Mung Bean

Snap Pole mungbean is a kind of mungbean that needs to grow on poles, scaffolding or other structures to produce large crops, and is relatively easy to care with the correct steps.

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Snap Pole mungbean varieties include Kentucky Blue, Blue Lake, Kentucky Miracle, Scarlet Runner and Fortex.

Almost every variety of Snap Pole mungbean takes 65-85 days to grow, producing a large number of mungbeans, and the beans can grow to 1 foot long.

Plants can be up to 9 feet tall. Like Snap Bush, they will soon die from frost and cold weather, and are vulnerable to diseases and pests. You should follow the simple care steps below to prevent this.

Tip # 2: Start seed indoors

When learning how to plant mung beans from seeds, it is usually not recommended to start planting seeds indoors because of the amount you need.

Having said that, some advantages of indoor sowing are to minimize the impact of weather, pests and diseases on mung bean plants.

Step 1 - Start sowing 8 weeks before the last frost

Before you plan to move the mung beans into the garden or move the flowerpot outside, you need to start planting them in about 3 weeks.

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Step 2 - Plant 2 to 3 seeds per pot

Sprinkle 2 seeds in each pot, about 1 inch deep, and then gently brush the soil on the seeds* Be careful not to bury the seeds.

Then spray the soil again five to eight times until it becomes dark.

Step 3 - Give your seeds at least 8 hours of sunlight

After sowing, place the flowerpot next to the window, or if the window does not receive enough sunlight, place the growth lamp aside to provide at least 8 hours of sunlight.

*If you put the seeds closer than 4 inches, they will burn and die. If you put them 4 inches away, they probably don't have enough sunlight to germinate*

You also need to keep the room temperature between 65-70 degrees Fahrenheit

This is the temperature your seed needs to become a plant.

If you don't have an area that can keep at 70 degrees, I suggest you invest in plant heating pads.

The plant heating pad is the perfect way to keep your pot and seeds at the same temperature, otherwise we may not be able to do it.

Step 4 – spray, spray, spray

After the initial planting, you need to spray the soil once or twice a day for about 7 days.

It takes about 4-7 days for your seed to germinate or "pop" through the soil.

Once your seeds germinate and germinate in the soil, you will want to continue spraying twice a day for 2 months until they grow to 3 inches high. This may take an additional 10 days.

Step 5 - Thin the mung bean plant and transplant it into a larger pot

Once your mungbean is about 3 inches tall, you can remove the smaller of the two plants.

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You can do this by cutting the smaller of the two plants with scissors. This will enable more healthy mung bean plants to give full play to their potential.

Next, you can transplant the mung bean plant into a 1-gallon nursery basin.

Again, you need to fill these jars approximately 80% with the potting mixture.

Next, you need to make a hole about 3 inches deep (about the size of the mungbean plant at this time).

Then turn your existing flower pot upside down, pinch its bottom, and gently pull out the soil and your plants.

Then, you will put it into a 5-gallon pot and fill it with soil.

Immediately after doing so, spray the soil about 5 to 10 times.

Then, you need to leave the mung bean in the pot until it is ready to be transplanted outside.

Step 6 - Introduce your green beans to the weather outside

The next step is what most beginner gardeners miss, but it is crucial to your success.

In about two weeks, you will want to introduce your mung beans to the outside slowly.

On the first day, you need to put green beans (still in the pot) outside in direct sunlight for about 2 hours.

Every day after that, put the mung beans outside for an hour, until you continue for 6 hours.

Tip # 3: Transplant mung beans outside

Once the last frost occurs in a year, you can transplant mung beans outside. Never do this, because you risk rapid plant death.

The following is a two-step process of transplanting mung beans into the garden.

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Step 1 - If you want to put your green beans in their containers all summer, do so!

If you decide to put mung beans in a flowerpot, you do not need to transplant them. You only need to use compost or Miracle Gro potting mixture

Apply approximately 1/4 inch pot mixture to the pot

After fertilization, please make sure to water mung beans for about 15 to 30 seconds

Water mung beans twice a day until harvest every week and keep them in sufficient sunlight to promote fruit growth.

About 1 month before you plan to transplant green beans into the garden, dig out a hole about 8 inches deep and fill it with compost. The space holes are 6 inches apart.

Dig holes in areas that receive at least 8 hours of light.

Then, after the last frost, transplant your green beans into the garden, just as you would transplant them into a larger flowerpot.

After you transplant mung beans outside, add them immediately

Miracle Gro plants food and waters the soil for about 30 seconds.

Finally, water green beans once a day for about 30 seconds. Keep doing this until you harvest your green beans in the middle of summer.

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Tip # 4: Start your seed outside

Mung beans are one of the easiest vegetables to grow outside, no matter where you live.

Whether you are unable to start seeds indoors or just want to start planting seeds directly in the garden, I suggest you follow the instructions below when learning to plant mung beans from seeds.

Step 1: Start your seed after the last frost

You should start your mung bean seeds after the last frost. Mung beans germinate best at temperatures between 70 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit.

If you want to know your last frost date, I suggest clicking here.

Step 2: Sow your seeds in this way!

Once you decide to start planting outside, you will need to do the following simple steps:

Find a place with full sunlight and pH value between 6.0 and 6.5.

Dig a 1-inch hole with the tip of your finger or pencil.

Keep the distance between the holes about 6 inches to 1 foot to allow the mung bean to grow.

Sprinkle 2 mung bean seeds on each spot. It should be noted that not all seeds germinate and you can always thin the plant after it has grown.

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Cover the seeds gently and spray 8-10 times until the soil turns dark brown.

Step 3: Continue to water seeds

After you first planted the seeds, you would like to water them 2-3 times a day until the soil turns dark brown.

You will do this until the seeds germinate, and then continue to do so until they become at least 3 inches tall.

Tip # 5: Plant seeds on poles or trellises

It is relatively easy to grow beans on poles, sheds or structures, but it does require some extra steps. Follow the instructions below to help make it as easy as possible for the grown beans to grow on the pole.

Step 1: Start your seed after the last frost

You should start your mung bean seeds after the last frost. Mung beans germinate best at temperatures between 70 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2: Sow your seeds in this way!

Once you decide to start planting outside, you will need to do the following simple steps:

Find a place with full sunlight and pH value between 6.0 and 6.5.

Dig a 1-inch hole with the tip of your finger or pencil.

Keep the distance between the holes about 6 inches to 1 foot to allow the mung bean to grow.

Sprinkle 2 mung bean seeds on each spot. It should be noted that not all seeds germinate and you can always thin the plant after it has grown.

Cover the seeds gently and spray 8-10 times until the soil turns dark brown.

Provide a structure for your green beans to help them climb. The trellis is perfect. If you are growing them onto a pole, you may need to apply the rope to the bottle from the top in two different directions. This will help the beans grow normally in the polar regions.

Step 3: Continue to water seeds

After you first planted the seeds, you would like to water them 2-3 times a day until the soil turns dark brown.

You will do this until the seeds germinate, and then continue to do so until they become at least 3 inches tall.

*If your garden is hotter than usual, you may need to water it several times a day, and then as described above.

Keep the soil healthy – Before planting and throughout the summer, quickly check the soil for fungi, harmful worms and weeds. Remove and replace with new soil as required.

Cover - Cover the plant with compost at the beginning of the year to prevent possible spread of fungi.

Water the soil, not the plants. By watering the leaves, you can increase the risk of spreading fungi and other diseases.

Remove diseased and dead plants. This is the simplest way to prevent the spread of deadly diseases. If you notice yellow spots on the leaves, this means you may have a wilt fungus and want to remove the leaves.

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Mung beans are planted in new places every year. This is the key to preventing seasonal diseases and insects from attacking the same plant year after year.

Insect prevention. The best way to prevent them is through pesticides

Tip # 7: Harvest mung beans effectively in this way! Here are some tips to remember when harvesting green beans:

Mung beans will be harvested 8 weeks after planting.

For the best flavor, you want to harvest mung beans when the beans are dark green and no more than 6 inches. The bigger the green beans are, the less they taste.

Harvest mung beans no later than the first frost and compost your plants to help replenish the soil next year. It is better to harvest plants early rather than too late.

FAQ (5 questions)

  1. What is the best way to store green beans?

Here are some guidelines for you according to the type of mungbean:

You can store green beans at room temperature for up to a week before using them.

You can store the unwashed green beans in the refrigerator for more than a week.

If you want to store green beans in the refrigerator for a year, you should first blanch them.

  1. What is the best use of green beans?

Mung beans have many uses in food. Here are some of the best ways to use mung beans:

Eat boiled mung beans

Salad – Green Bean

Mung bean casserole

Mung bean soup

Almonds and green beans

  1. What type of mung bean seeds should I use?

There are four types of seeds that can be used to grow green beans; Heirloom, organic, hybrid and transgenic.

I suggest using heirloom or hybrid seeds. Gardeners cannot obtain genetically modified seeds. Organic seeds are a marketing term, not a real seed type.

  1. Heirloom

These seeds contain all the original characteristics of mung beans and produce some of the most beautiful and delicious mung beans.

The disadvantage of this seed is that it is the most expensive (due to its rarity).

In addition, due to the suspicion of disease and other factors, this type of seed is expected to produce the least.

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  1. Mix

Hybrid seeds are composed of genes from the same group of plants. This is not a bad thing.

This type of seed is used by most gardeners when learning how to grow green beans from seeds.

The goal of hybrids is to produce a plant that contains the best characteristics of the mother plant.

If you want the plants that are most resistant to the elements of nature, insects and diseases, or want the maximum yield, this kind of seed is crucial!

  1. What type of fertilizer should I use for my green beans?

The best fertilizer type for green beans is compost.

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