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Annual Vegetable Garden Seeds: Heirloom and Italian Beans, Garden Bush Beans, Pole Beans and Wax Beans... for growing areas in condo's, large and small home gardens, container and roof gardens, and organic gardens too...!!!

* NEW * Kentucky Mix Wonder Beans, French Horticultural Long Pod Beans (Heirloom), Goldcrop Wax Bush Beans, Henderson's Bush Baby Lima Beans, Fordhook Bush Lima Beans, Kentucky Wonder Pole Beans (Heirloom), Pencil Pod Wax Bush Beans, Romano Italian Bush Beans, Romano Italian Pole Beans, Royal Purple Beans, Scarlet Runner Beans (Heirloom), Stringless Green Pod Beans, Improved Tendergreen Beans, Yardlong Pole Beans

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To help you with your gardening and cooking needs, Yankee Gardener Library also offers these fine additional booklets:
Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-77, Cooking with Dried Beans.


June 17, 2009

Please note that most of our vegetable, flower and herb seeds - including collections - are now SOLD OUT for the season. Please check back with us in January for the 2010 seeds.

Our Pumpkin Patch is still fully stocked with all varieties, and our Country Store has a full selection of great gardening gifts.


Hart's Bean seeds -- French Horticultural Bean - Heirloom
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Long Pod French Horticultural BEANS Seed (Heirloom)
Stock #: HSV2110     Price: $1.49
Matures in 60 Days -- Height 18 to 20 inches
(- Frijoles -)

Out of Stock for the Season

HEIRLOOM BEAN VARIETY: This long pod heirloom French Horticultural shell bean is very popular in New England and the Northeast and is primarily used as a green shell bean. French Horticultural Long Pod Heirloom bean plant is bush type, 18 to 20 inches tall, branching with short runners in later stages of growth. Bean pods are oval, 5 to 7 inches long, stringy, bright green maturing to chamois color splashed with carmine.

SOWING ... Plant Long Pod Heirloom French Horticultural beans seed outdoors in late spring after the ground has warmed. Do not rush planting of beans as a few cold wet days at planting time may rot the seed. Plant bean seeds 1-1/2 inches apart in rows, 2-1/2 to 3 feet apart. Cover bean seeds with 1-1/2 inches of soil, well pressed down.

THINNING ... When French Horticultural bean plants are 2 to 3 inches tall, thin to 3 inches apart.

GERMINATION ... Long Pod Heirloom French Horticultural beans seed germinates in 6 to 10 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions.

REMARKS ... For best crop, keep French Horticultural beans free of weeds. To prevent spread of disease, do not hoe when wet. For highest quality and yield, pick bean pods frequently. For dried bean use, allow bean pods to mature and change color. Make successive plantings of French Horticultural beans every 2 to 3 weeks until midsummer.


Hart's Bean seeds -- Goldcrop Wax Bean
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Goldcrop Wax (Bush Type) BEANS Seed
Stock #: HSV2111     Price: $1.49
Matures in 55 Days ( HABICHEULAS - FAGIOLI )

Out of Stock for the Season

ALL AMERICA SELECTIONS WINNER: This All-America winning yellow bean produces abundant yields of round stringless bean pods high on bush type plants for EASY PICKING. Goldcrop Wax bean pods are about 6 inches long, bright yellow, straight and tender.

SOWING ... Plant Goldcrop Wax (Bush Type) bean seed outdoors in late spring after the ground has warmed. Do not rush planting of beans as a few cold wet days at planting time may not seed. Plant bean seeds 1-1/2 inches apart in rows 2-1/2 to 3 feet apart. Cover bean seeds with 1-1/2 inch of soil, well pressed down.

THINNING ... When bean plants are 2 to 3 inches tall, thin to 3 inches apart.

GERMINATION ... Goldcrop Wax (Bush Type) Bean seeds germinate in 6 to 10 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions.

REMARKS ... For best crop, keep beans free of weeds. Do not hoe bean plants when wet. For highest quality and yield, pick bean pods when young, about 3 to 4 inches long. For continuous bean crop, make successive plantings every 2 to 3 weeks until midsummer.


Hart's Bean seeds -- Henderson's Bush Baby Lima bean
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Henderson's Bush Baby LIMA BEANS Seed
Stock #: HSV2112     Price: $1.49
Matures in 65 Days (- Frijoles -)

Out of Stock for the Season

BUSH TYPE PLANTS: Henderson's Bush Baby lima bean variety is the most popular baby lima producing an abundance of pods on bush type plants. Plant all lima beans in late spring after the soil and weather has warmed. A few cold wet days at planting time may cause the seed to rot.

SOWING ... Plant Henderson's Bush Baby lima beans seed outdoors in late spring when soil has warmed. Place seeds 3 to 4 inches apart in rows, 2-1/2 to 3 feet apart. Plant seed about 1/2 to 3/4 inches deep. Cover lima beans with fine soil, well pressed down.

THINNING ... When lima bean plants are 4 to 6 inches tall, thin 6 to 8 inches apart.

GERMINATION ... Henderson's Bush Baby Lima beans germinate in 6 to 10 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions.

REMARKS ... Keep lima beans free of weeds, especially when plants are small. Do not hoe when bean plants are wet. For best quality and yield, pick pods while young. Make a second lima beans planting in midsummer for autumn or Fall harvest.


Hart's Lima Bean seeds -- Fordhook Bush Lima Beans Fordhook (Bush Type) LIMA BEANS Seed
Stock #: HSV9112p (57 gram Poly Bag)     Price: $1.79
Matures in 76 Days

Out of Stock for the 2009 Season

* * * NEW * * * This Fordhook Lima Bean variety is the most popular bush lima producing an abundance of pods on bush type plants. Plant Fordhook Lima Beans in your vegetable garden in late spring after the garden soil and weather has warmed. A few cold wet days at planting time may cause the seed to rot.

SOWING ... Plant Fordhook Lima bean seeds outdoors in late spring when soil has warmed. Place seeds 4 to 6 inches apart in rows, 3 feet apart. Plant seed about 1 inch to 1-1/2 inch deep. Cover with fine garden soil, well pressed down with back of a hoe.

THINNING ... When Lima bean plants are 4 to 6 inches tall, thin as required.

GERMINATION ... Fordhook Bush Lima bean seed germinates in 6 to 10 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions.

REMARKS ... Keep Lima beans free of weeds, by hoeing and cultivation, especially when plants are small. Do not hoe when plants are wet. For best quality and yield, pick bean pods while young. Make a second Fordhook Bush Lima bean planting in midsummer for autumn or Fall harvest.


Hart's Bean seeds -- Kentucky Wonder bean - Heirloom
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Kentucky Wonder POLE BEANS Seed (Heirloom)
Stock #: HSV2113     Price: $1.49
Matures in 65 Days ( HABICHEULAS - FAGIOLI )

Out of Stock for the Season

HEIRLOOM BEAN VARIETY * EASY TO PICK: Kentucky Wonder Pole Bean is the most popular heirloom pole bean of all. Long, round, slightly curved pods are borne in clusters. Stringless and tender when young, the medium green pods are rich in flavor. Kentucky Wonder Pole Bean can be grown on poles, fences or trellis.

SOWING ... Plant Kentucky Wonder bean seed in late spring when the ground is warm. Do not rush planting of pole beans as a few cold wet days at planting time may rot the seed. Rough poles about 8 feet long are often used for vine support. Place bean poles 3 feet apart each way, placing 4 to 6 seeds around each pole. Cover Kentucky Wonder bean seed with 1 inch of soil, well pressed down.

THINNING ... When pole bean plants are 2 to 3 inches tall, thin leaving 3 or 4 strongest plants in each hill.

GERMINATION ... Kentucky Wonder Pole Bean seed germinates in 6 to 10 days, depending on soil temperature and weather conditions.

REMARKS ... Kentucky Wonder Pole beans may be grown on a fence or trellis and the seed planted in a row. Thin the young plants to 8 inches apart. For highest bean quality and yield, pick bean pods when young, about 4 to 5 inches long.


Hart's Bean seeds -- Pencil Pod Wax
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Pencil Pod Wax (Bush Type) BEANS Seed
Stock #: HSV2114 (small packet)     Price: $1.49
Matures in 54 Days ( HABICHEULAS - FAGIOLI )

Out of Stock for the Season

EASY TO PICK: This popular yellow Pencil Pod Wax Bush Type bean produces abundant yields of round stringless pods on bush type plants. Pods are about 6 inches long, bright golden yellow, slightly curved and slender.

SOWING ... Plant Pencil Pod Wax Bush Type bean seed outdoors in late spring after the ground has warmed. Do not rush planting of beans as a few cold, wet days at planting time may rot the seed. Plant seeds 1-1/2 inches apart in rows 2-1/2 to 3 feet apart. Cover seeds with 1-1/2 inches of soil, well pressed down.

THINNING ... When bean plants are 2 to 3 inches tall, thin to 3 inches apart.

GERMINATION ... Pencil Pod Wax Bush Type Bean seed germinates in 6 to 10 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions.

REMARKS ... For best crop, keep beans free of weeds. Do not hoe the Pencil Pod Wax bush type bean plants when wet. For highest quality and yield, pick pods when young, about 3-4 inches long. For continuous bean crop, make successive bean plantings every 2 to 3 weeks until mid-summer for a Fall harvest.


  Pencil Pod Wax (Bush Type) BEANS Seed
Stock #: HSV2114p (2 oz. Poly Bag)     Price: $2.19
(Not Shown)

Out of Stock for the Season


Hart's Bean seeds -- Kentucky Mix Pole Beans
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NEW * Kentucky MIX POLE BEANS Seed (Easy to Pick)
Stock #: HSV9213     Price: $1.49
Matures in 65 Days ( HABICHEULAS - FAGIOLI )

Out of Stock for the Season

NEW * KENTUCKY WONDER and KENTUCKY WONDER WAX POLE BEANS MIX: This bean mix contains the two (2) most popular home garden pole beans 50% Kentucky Wonder (green) and 50% Kentucky Wonder wax (yellow) in one "FUN TO GROW" seed packet and "EASY TO PICK" too...! Stringless and tender when young, the medium bean pods are rich in flavor. Kids marvel at these tall plants which can be grown on poles, fences or trellis.

SOWING ... Plant Kentucky Mix pole bean seed outdoors in a sunny location, in late spring when the ground is warm. Do not rush planting of pole beans as a few cold wet days at planting time may rot the seed. Rough poles about 8 feet long are often used for vine support. Place bean poles 3 feet apart each way, placing 4 to 6 seeds around each pole. Cover the Kentucky mix pole bean seeds with 1 inch of soil, well pressed down.

THINNING ... When Kentucky mix pole bean plants are 3 to 4 inches tall, thin leaving 3 or 4 strongest plants around each pole.

GERMINATION ... Kentucky mix pole bean seed germinates in 6 to 10 days, depending on soil temperature and weather conditions.

REMARKS ... Kentucky mixture of pole beans may be grown on a fence, trellis or the seed planted in a row. Thin the young bean plants to 8 inches apart. For highest bean quality and yield, pick pole bean pods when young, about 4 to 5 inches long.


Hart's Bean seeds -- Romano Italian Bush bean
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Romano (Italian Bush) BEANS Seed
Stock #: HSV2116     Price: $1.49
Matures in 56 Days ( HABICHEULAS FAGIOLI )

Out of Stock for the Season

ITALIAN BUSH BEAN VARIETY: This popular Romano Italian bush bean produces abundant yields of long flat stringless pods on bush type plants. Romano Italian Pods are about 5 inches long and have a distinctive bean flavor. Plant some Italian bush beans this vegetable growing season.

SOWING ... Plant Romano Italian bush bean seed outdoors in late spring after the ground has warmed. Do not rush planting of beans as a few cold wet days at planting may rot the seed. Plant bean seeds 1-1/2 inches apart in rows, 2-1/2 to 3 feet apart. Cover seeds with 1-1/2 inches of garden soil, well pressed down with a garden hoe.

THINNING ... When Romano Italian bush bean plants are 2 to 3 inches tall, thin to 3 inches apart.

GERMINATION ... Romano Italian bush bean seed germinates in 6 to 10 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions.

REMARKS ... For best crop, keep Romano Italian bush beans free of weeds. Do not hoe beans when wet. For highest quality and yield, pick pods when young, about 3 to 4 inches long. For continuous bean crop, make successive plantings every 2 to 3 weeks until mid-summer.


Hart's Bean seeds -- Romano Italian POLE Beans
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Romano (Italian Pole) POLE BEANS Seed
Stock #: HSV2117     Price: $1.49
Matures in 65 Days ( HABICHEULAS FAGIOLI )

Out of Stock for the Season

ITALIAN POLE BEAN VARIETY * EASY TO PICK: Romano Italian Pole Bean plants bear abundant yields of tender, stringless, podded beans, climbing about 4 to 5 feet, bearing most pods down low on the plant. Romano Italian Pole Bean pods are about 5-1/2 inches long, broad and flat, having a distinctive bean flavor.

SOWING ... Plant bean seed in late spring when the ground is warm. Do not rush planting of beans as a few cold wet days, at planting time may rot seed. Rough poles about 8 feet long, are often used for vine support. Place poles 3 feet apart each way. Place 4 to 6 seeds around each pole. Cover bean seed with 1 inch of garden soil, well pressed down with the back of a hoe.

THINNING ... When Romano Italian Pole Bean plants are 2 to 3 inches tall, thin leaving the 3 or 4 strongest plants in each hill.

GERMINATION ... Romano Italian Pole Bean seed germinates in 6 to 10 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions.

REMARKS ... Romano Italian Pole Beans may be grown on a fence or trellis and the seed planted in a row. Thin the young bean plants to 8 inches apart. For highest quality and yield, pick pods when young, about 3 to 4 inches long.


Hart's Bean seeds -- Royal Purple Bush Type Bean
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Royal Purple (Bush Type) BEANS Seed
Stock #: HSV2115     Price: $1.49
Matures in 52 Days ( HABICHEULAS FAGIOLI )

Out of Stock for the Season

EASY TO PICK: This unique Royal Purple bean produces abundant yields of round stringless pods on vigorous bush type plants. The Royal Purple bean pod turns a deep green color during cooking. The Royal Purple bean pods are about 6 inches long and have a distinctive bean flavor.

SOWING ... Plant bean seed outdoors in late spring after the ground has warmed. Do not rush planting of beans as a few cold, wet days at planting time may rot the seed. Plant seeds 1-1/2 inches apart in rows 2-1/2 to 3 feet apart. Cover seeds with 1-1/2 inches of soil, well pressed down.

THINNING ... When Royal Purple bean plants are 2 to 3 inches tall, thin to 3 inches apart.

GERMINATION ... Royal Purple bean seed germinates in 6 to 10 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions.

REMARKS ... For best bean crop, keep free of weeds. Do not hoe Royal Purple bean plants when wet. For highest quality and yield, pick pods when young, about 4 - 5 inches long. For continuous crop, make successive plantings every 2 to 3 weeks until late summer.


Hart's Bean seeds -- Scarlet Runner bean - Heirloom
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Scarlet Runner POLE BEANS Seed (Heirloom)
Stock #: HSV2118     Price: $1.49
Annual Climber -- Height 6 to 8 feet or More
( FAGIOLI )

Out of Stock for the Season

HEIRLOOM VARIETY: This beautiful heirloom Scarlet Runner Pole Bean vine serves a double purpose, as in addition to the extreme beauty of the bright red flowers; Scarlet Runner Bean also produces large pods of edible beans, similar to lima beans.

SOWING ... Plant pole bean seed outdoors in late spring when the ground is warm. Do not rush planting of beans, as a few cold, wet days at planting time may rot seed. Provide a trellis, arbor or poles for climbing. Sow seed 2 to 3 inches apart along trellis or around poles and cover with 1 inch of soil, well pressed down.

THINNING ... When Scarlet Runner Pole Bean plants are 2 to 3 inches tall, thin, leaving strongest plants 8 inches apart or 3 or 4 strongest plants around poles.

GERMINATION ... Scarlet Runner Pole Bean seed germinates in 6 to 10 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions.

REMARKS ... The climbing vine produces brilliant scarlet red flowers. A very beautiful sight. Scarlet Runner Pole Bean plants can be used to cover an arbor or fence. The 6-inch long tender pods of green beans are excellent when cooked.


Hart's Bean seeds -- Stringless Green Pod Bean
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Stringless Green Pod (Bush Type) BEANS Seed
Stock #: HSV2119     Price: $1.49
Matures in 50 Days ( HABICHEULAS FAGIOLI )

Out of Stock for the Season

POPULAR GREEN BEAN VARIETY: This popular stringless green bean variety produces abundant yields of round stringless bean pods on bush type plants. Bean pods are about 5 inches long and have a distinctive bean flavor.

SOWING ... Plant Stringless Green Pod bean seed outdoors in late spring after the ground has warmed. Do not rush planting of beans as a few cold, wet days at planting time, may rot the seed. Plant bean seeds 1-1/2 inches apart in rows 2-1/2 to 3 feet apart. Cover bean seeds with 1-1/2 inches of garden soil, well pressed down with the back of a hoe.

THINNING ... When bean plants are 2 to 3 inches tall, thin to 3 inches apart.

GERMINATION ... Stringless Green Pod Bean seed germinates in 6 to 10 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions.

REMARKS ... For best crop, keep beans free of weeds. Do not hoe bean plants when wet. For high quality and yield, pick pods when young, about 3 to 4 inches long. For continuous Stringless Green Pod Bean crop, make successive bean seed plantings every 2 to 3 weeks until midsummer.


Hart's Bean seeds -- Improved Tendergreen bean
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Improved Stringless Tendergreen BEANS Seed
Stock #: HSV2120     Price: $1.49
Matures in 53 Days ( HABICHEULAS FAGIOLI )

Out of Stock for the Season

STRINGLESS Green Pod (Bush Type): This popular Improved Tendergreen green bean produces abundant yields of round stringless pods on vigorous bush type plants. Pods are about 6 inches long and have a distinctive bean flavor. Improved Tendergreen green beans are resistant to common bean Mosaic.

SOWING ... Plant Improved Tendergreen bean seed outdoors in late spring after the ground has warmed. Do not rush planting of beans as a few cold, wet days at planting time, may rot the seeds. Plant bean seeds 1-1/2 inches apart in rows 2-1/2 to 3 feet apart. Cover bean seeds with 1-1/2 inches of soil, well pressed down.

THINNING ... When bean plants are 2 to 3 inches tall, thin to 3 inches apart.

GERMINATION ... Improved Tendergreen Bean seed germinates in 6 to 10 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions.

REMARKS ... For best crop, keep bean plants free of weeds. Do not hoe plants when wet. For highest quality and yield, pick pods when young, about 4 to 5 inches long. For a continuous bean crop, make successive bean plantings every 2 to 3 weeks until mid-summer.


  Improved Stringless Tendergreen BEANS Seed
Stock #: HSV2120p (2 oz. Poly Bag)     Price: $2.19
(Not Shown)

Out of Stock for the Season


Hart's Bean seeds -- Yardlong Pole Bean
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Yardlong POLE BEANS Seed
Stock #: HSV2121     Price: $1.29
Matures in 70 Days ( HABICHEULAS FAGIOLI )

Out of Stock for the Season

IDEAL FOR FREEZING: Yardlong pole beans are vigorous vines that climb like pole beans and produce delicious bright green pods up to a yard long with a nutty flavor, resembling asparagus. Yardlong pole beans may be cooked like green beans or stir-fried. Ideal for freezing. Shell mature pods for dried beans.

SOWING ... Plant Yardlong pole bean seed in late spring when the ground is warm. Do not rush planting of pole beans as a few cold, wet days at planting time may rot the seed. Rough poles about 8 ft. long are often used for vine support. Place bean poles 3 feet apart each way. Place 4 to 6 bean seeds around each pole. Cover Yardlong pole bean seed with 1 inch of garden soil, well pressed down with a garden hoe.

THINNING ... When Yardlong pole bean plants are 2 to 3 inches tall, thin leaving the 3 or 4 strongest plants in each hill.

GERMINATION ... Yardlong pole bean seed germinates in 6 to 10 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions.

REMARKS ... Yardlong pole beans may be grown on a fence or trellis and the seed planted in a row. Thin the young bean plants to 8 inches apart. For highest quality and yield, pick Yardlong bean pods when young, about 4 to 5 inches long.


Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-77 Cooking with Dried Beans

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Yankee Gardener Library: Cooking with Dried Beans
Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-77

Stock # YGSTRYA77     Price: $4.25    Ship Wt: 3.0 oz

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COOKING WITH DRIED BEANS: Dried beans are easy to grow and a good food for the pantry. People have been eating them for at least 8,000 years. The contents of this Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin "Cooking with Dried Beans" includes the following information: Introduction. Includes everything you need to know about growing beans, harvesting them, along with storing and cooking with beans. This easy to read booklet keeps it simple with a variety of descriptions, illustrations and easy-to-follow great tasting recipes including soups, stews and main course specialties for the kitchen table.

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins contain practical, hands-on instructions, pictures and sketches designed to help you master country living skills quickly and easily. From traditional outdoor skills to the newest organic gardening techniques, Storey's Bulletins provide a foundation of earth-friendly information for the way you want to live today.

ALL Storey Country Wisdom Bulletins are 32 pages; 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"; Paperback.




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