Botanical Interests Organic Bush Baby Lima Bean
Fresh lima beans taste so different from dried store bought beans; you won't recognize them! These white, small baby lima beans have a delicious flavor and mature earlier than most limas. A bush type plant, it is loaded with pods and quite productive. And believe us, the flavor is not what you remember your mom feeding you as a kid! Fresh lima beans taste incredible! They can be eaten fresh, frozen, or dried. This packet plants: One 5-foot row.
When to plant outside: RECOMMENDED. Spring, 1-2 weeks after average last frost. If weather is still cool and wet, wait until it warms up. Soil must be warm, greater than 65 degrees F.
When to start inside: Not recommended.
Special Sowing & Germination Instructions: It isn't absolutely necessary, but seeds can be treated with an inoculant containing nitrogen-fixing bacteria. This may help plant growth and production if you are planting beans or peas in an area for the first time. BUY NEW SEED EVERY YEAR. Bean seed does not store well and old seed is a big contributor to home garden failure.
Harvesting: Pick the pods when they are bulging but before they begin to turn yellow and dry out. Beans can then be shelled, steamed, or lightly boiled, and eaten with a dash of salt or a very light sauce (the flavor is excellent - they are best plain!). For dried beans, let the pods dry and then shell into a container.
Container Tips: Minimum 2 gallon container. 1 plant per container.
Contents: Phaseolus - lunatus
Why Our Product is Different
At Botanical Interests our goal is to inspire AND educate so that you can create beautiful and successful gardens.
A large selection of Certified Organic varieties
Guaranteed - the germination rate of every variety is tested before we package it
No GMOs - recently, we enthusiastically signed the SAFE SEED PLEDGE: We do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants
About Botanical Interests
Curtis and Judy met while waiting to interview for the same horticultural job and soon found they shared a boundless enthusiasm for gardening. Botanical Interests began out of their mutual passion and personal desire for better quality seed and more informational tools to help and inpire gardeners.
"We wanted a level of purity and quality that wasn't easy to find," recalls Curtis. So they searched out the highest quality seed available and began their business in 1997, in the spare bedroom of their Colorado home. The business objectives they established then still hold strong for them now: to inspire and educate gardeners; to provide high quality seed to their customers; and to create an enjoyable work place for employees.
Over the years, Judy and Curtis' family has grown along with their line of seeds which now attracts and pleases customers nationwide.