Green beans (or locally called Baguio beans) are one of the main vegetables grown in the Philippines that have the highest production yield in terms of volume and revenue.
Green vegetable crops are grown in tropical and subtropical countries, frequently the string beans, snap beans, long beans, Baguio beans, physically identify from the green color of the pods, climbing vines that often require trellis system as a characteristic of the plants according to their varieties.
Green beans are usually made into natural soil fertilizer such as mung beans that produce nitrogen with a high-quality organic fertilizer that can be used on our farm to have balanced soil nutrient content and promote vigorous growth of the plants.
Tips for planting green beans
- It is important to choose the right place we cultivate because this is the first method of how we can grow the different vegetables that we will plant. Choose an area with close to water supply, sunlight absorbs (east to west), not prone to flood, leveled areas, far away in sea level, productive soil.
- Good water sources or irrigated areas are more effective as vital for plants growth. Proper irrigation on the farm is more important for the absorption of nutrients, and the soil becomes moist.
- A well-pulverized soil surface is useful to the production of the green beans to have good soil aeration, great formation of the root system.
- Required before planting to conduct soil analysis testing, this is to determine what kind of fertilizer the soil needs to avoid acidity or imbalance of soil content. Ideally, you can consult with city extensionists our technicians for more information on proper procedures.
- Inorganic or organic fertilizer is preferably used in the plantation of the green beans to support the nutrient content of the soil but after soil testing results become worthwhile.
- It is possible to use chemicals in products such as insecticides or herbicides to eliminate some common problems in production but this is limited to avoid any adverse effects on soil quality and for the biodiversity of living organisms.
- Green beans can be planted throughout the year, but the crop is moderately sensitive to flooding and heavy rainfall.
- Practice crop rotation, intercropping on the farm, this is a technique to limit any insects attacking crops.
- Provided to the plantation of green beans to have proper trellis because climbing vines crops.
- Manure and other decomposers can be used as organic fertilizer in the soil to provide enough nutrients for crops to help them grow properly.
- Lowland or leveled areas are the best locations for farming green beans to become easier to manage.
- Use certified seeds of certified seeds for the highest seeds germination, resistance to insect pests, and produce high yield production.
- It is very important in planting that each plant has a sufficient distance, this is to avoid the competition of water, sunlight, and nutrient content. Manage insect pests to avoid crop losses.
Watch a full video guide on how to plant Baguio beans or Kentucky beans.
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