Lima bean germination period
Also called butter beans in the Southern United States as a consequence of their rich taste and creamy texture, lima beans (Phaseolus lunatus) have a rounded kidney shape. Lima beans are a warm-weather legume. A crop with a long history in the United States, lima beans have been grown since the early 1900s. Soil TemperatureIn a soil lima bean germination period of 8 degrees Fahrenheit, lima beans will germinate within 18 days. In warmer soil temperature of lima bean germination period degrees F, germination will occur in seven days. Temperatures that are too cool will prevent the nean bean seeds from germinating.
When combined with wet soil conditions, the seeds may rot. Family: Fabaceae Genus and species: Phaseolus lunatus Gernination Season: summer Indoor Sowing. Time needed to reach transplant size: 3-4 weeks When to transplant to garden: 1-2 weeks after last spring frost Outdoor Sowing. When to sow outdoors: 1-2 weeks after last spring frost Other Sowing Guidelines. Approx. germination time: -18 days Germination temp.: 5-85 degrees F. Sowing depth: 1 inch Days to maturity: -85 days Transplanting Guidelines. Spacing between plants: 3- inches Spacing between rows: 18-3 inches Growing On.
Pests: Mexican bean beetles, Japanese beetles, aphids, leafhoppers, seed corn maggots Diseases: anthracnose, bacterial blight, nematodes, powdery mildew, viruses, white mold Harvest: when t.