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How To Grow Barlotti Beans From Seeds

by Idris Ya'u
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In this article, I’m going to show you how to grow Barlotti Beans From seeds.

Summary: Barlotti Bean is a full sun crop that thrives well in well-drained soil with moderately fertility and with pH that is near neutral. Sow Barlotti Bean seeds in March through June. Seeds can be planted 1-1.5 inches deep. Water regularly after planting but avoid flooding your Barlotti Beans. This is because they don’t like boggy soil.

For details about growing Barlotti Beans, follow along with this handy guide.

What is barlotti bean?

Barlotti bean is one of the variety of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) which is widely grown for its edible creamy bean. Barlotti bean has a medium to large creamy bean which is splashed or streaked with magenta, red, or black specks.

It is a common additive in Italian, Turkish, Greek, and Portuguese cuisine. Common names of Barlotti bean include saluggia bean, Roman bean, rosecoco bean, and cranberry bean.

Just like other beans in the legume family, barlotti bean also prefers warm and sunny region for optimal growth. Do not require much feeding, however regular watering is needed to keep the ground surface or soil mix moist. Plant barlotti bean in well-drained soil with moderate fertility and pH that is near neutral.

With these few basic facts about barlotti bean, let us look at how to grow barlotti bean.

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How to grow barlotti beans from seeds

Here is a step by step instructions on how to grow Barlotti Beans:

1. Choose the right variety of Barlotti Beans: the first step to growing successful Barlotti Beans is to find and plant the best variety of Barlotti Beans. Best varieties are those varieties that adopt to changes in climatic conditions. They also developed resistant against common pests and diseases.

These types of varieties of Barlotti Beans can be found from your local growers or gardeners. There are some good varieties of Barlotti beans that were found to be good. The most common variety of Barlotti bean is Lemon.

Lemon is considered the best variety for raised bed or rows. Other variety you can consider growing is saluggia. This is a dwarf variety of Barlotti bean.

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2. Choose the right planting time: the next most important step is to plant Barlotti beans at the right time. Planting your Barlotti beans at right time prevent your Barlotti bean from getting damage by dangers of frost and extreme heat of summer. Sow seeds in March through June.

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3. Choose a good garden spot: start your garden in a good soil. Choose a good garden spot that is well flat and not waterlogged. Barlotti beans love well-drained soil and full sun. The garden spot should be averagely fertile and with pH that is near neutral.

4. Prepare the garden: after locating the right step, you need to prepare the garden spot for planting your Barlotti beans. Use your garden fork or rake to loosen the top 10 inches of the garden soil. Mix in 2-4 inches of compost into the soil. But, this is totally optional.

Barlotti beans are grown in rows. So, prepare rows and space them about 18-24 inches apart. Put canes or stakes around the rows to support Barlotti beans.

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5. Plant your Barlotti beans: plant your Barlotti bean seeds 1-1.5 inches deep. Space Barlotti beans in row about 5-6 inches. While between rows leave about 18-24 inches apart.

However, if you planting in pots, space saluggia about 4 inches apart. This is if the containers are large. If the containers are not large, sow seeds one hole per container. Seedlings can be transplanted to the outdoors 6 weeks later after planting, when the seedlings are about 3 inches tall.

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6. Take care of your Barlotti beans: take your of your Barlotti beans. Weed the garden timely to reduce competition. Water regularly. But, avoid overwatering, just water enough to keep the soil moist.

7. Pests and diseases: Barlotti beans can be affected by all pests and diseases that can attack legumes. Common pests include slugs, aphids, bean beetles, root-knot nematodes. Management include planting of resistant varieties, crop rotation, and cultural practices.

8. Harvest your Barlotti beans: harvest your Barlotti beans when pods are dried. Pick Barlotti beans at the end of the summer when you see the beans are swelling and there are cracks in the pods. Freshly harvested Barlotti beans should be dried indoors for about 7-14 days. Then, store your Barlotti beans in cool and dry place.

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Barlotti beans companion plants

Common plants for planting Barlotti beans include: carrots, turnips, beans, corns, cucumber, and radishes. But, do not grow black-eyed peas with potaty, garlic, and onions.

Barlotti beans recipes

You have different options to enjoy Barlotti beans. You can you enjoy the young fresh Barlotti beans by boiling the beans. You can also make tinned Barlotti beans recipe. There are other recipes such as Barlotti beans Indian recipe, Barlotti beans soup, and Barlotti beans salad.

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In this article, I discussed how to grow Barlotti beans from seeds. I hope you will find this article helpful. Let me know if you have any questions.

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