So delicious, beautiful and easy to grow, we fell in love with Gaia the moment our dear friend Owen of Annapolis Seeds in Nova Scotia shared a handful of these magical seeds with us. Each glossy seed is a yin-yang of moss green and ebony! In hot summers and cold, in wet summer and dry Gaia always thrives, surrounding us with abundant melt-in-your-mouth pods that we savor fresh as well as freeze for the long winter ahead. If you miss Gaia’s relatively wide harvest window, you’re in for a treat: you’ve scrumptious beans to savor all winter and seed to sow again next season!
Planting Method: Direct Sow Only
When to sow: After final frost
Sowing and seedling care: Sow every 3 inches with at least 18 inches between rows. Sow every 2-3 weeks through mid-July for continual harvest
Seed Depth: 1 inch Sun Needs: Full
Days to Germination: 8-10 days 70-80°F
Spacing after thinning: 5-6 inches
Days to Harvest: 75 days to snap bean
Height: 3 feet
Harvest: Harvest before pods swell, and we often like to harvest an entire plant at once.