It takes about 5 days for a lima bean to germinate. In about 154 days, a lima bean is fully grown.
Lima beans, also known as butter beans, are annual seeds. This means they must be replanted every year. They are known for climbing and can reach almost 10 feet tall. These beans need plenty of sun and water in order to flourish. They should not be planted outside if the weather still reaches freezing at night. It is best to plant them indoors and move them once they have begun to grow. They are very easy plants to grow, making them an ideal starting crop for new gardeners.