posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 10:08 PM
I highly recomend you just buy heirloom beans from a legitimate seed company with a good selection of heirloom seeds. I personally like rhshumway but
you can occasionally get some cool non gmo seed from amazon. Can you just plant store bought beans? Yes but your germination rate will be severely
lower than if you just ordered from a seed company. There are way too many factors for store bought beans to be reliable. The type of bean, how
much chemicals it was exposed to in its life (fungicide/pesticide/herbicide), the temperature it is being stored at, if it is even genetically capable
of reproducing for more than 1 generation, ect all factor into whether it will germinate or not.
Personally i grow rattlesnake pole beans and purple podded pole beans. Btw, pole means climbing. If you are going for climbing beans rather than
bush beans, I suggest you plant it with corn. Let the bean climb around the corn stalk. The bean puts nitrogen in the soil which helps the corn
grow. Plus it makes more food per unit of space. You can just let it climb up a stick, but a corn stalk will provide you with corn ears to eat which
a stick cannot.