Intro to Bean Agriculture: By Means of Using Garden Greenhouses
What Beans Will Grow Well & the Best within a Greenhouse Garden Structure?
Most beans do well in a greenhouse setting, but some are particularly well-suited to it.
Asparagus beans prefer steady warm weather that only greenhouses and subtropical climates can provide, so if you live in a continental climate your greenhouse is where you would grow your asparagus beans.
For the most tenderness, harvest asparagus beans when they are 12” to 18” long. Fortex beans are similar to asparagus beans in requiring similar growing conditions. Fortex beans can be harvested about 75 days after planting.
Types of Beans That Thrive in a Greenhouse SettingBronco beans can be harvested around 55 days after planting. Bronco beans also possess the property of being mold-resistant. Louisiana purple pods can be picked about 65 days after planting and have a delicate flavor and an interesting purple color.
Runner beans can also be grown in a greenhouse, and it can be useful to do so to avoid cold wintry temperatures.
Keeping Your Greenhouse Beans Watered
Keeping Your Greenhouse Beans Warm and Cool
You also want to keep your beans heated in wintertime – you will need more than just sunlight to keep the greenhouse warm in some locations. There are electric, gas and solar power greenhouse heating systems to help maintain greenhouse temperatures during cold winter nights. Cooling is a concern as well, as bean plants that are too hot on sunny summer days will not grow well. Using shade or evaporative cooling can both be helpful, and proper ventilation is also useful in this respect.
Growing Green Beans in a Greenhouse Environment
Harvesting Greenhouse Grown Green Beans
What to do with Harvested Beans?