What Is the Germination of Kidney Beans?


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Germination is the process of plant growth from a seed or spore. Kidney beans usually germinate within a week of planting, provided that they are kept moist.

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Kidney beans should not be planted until after the danger of frost has passed. They germinate best at soil temperatures above 64 degrees Fahrenheit and should be planted 1 to 2 inches deep for best results. They have shallow root systems and need 1 inch of water from rain or irrigation per week to continue growing well. Ground that is too moist inhibits germination, but a thin layer of mulch keeps the top layer of soil from drying out too rapidly.

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