Also known as Rustproof Golden Wax Bean, this flavorful crop will yield bright waxy beans that contrast against the green foliage. Regular harvesting will ensure a greater yield. These wax beans are not only easier to locate on the plant because of its hue, but they also grow together in clusters, making harvesting just that much easier.
Start by sowing the seeds directly outside, 1 inch deep in soil when the soil temperature is above 60 degrees and frost has passed. Leave about 4 to 6 inches between plants, in rows 2 to 3 feet wide. While growing, give these plants 1 inch of water a week, and water as close to the root as possible; getting the leaves wet can lead to disease which can harm the plant and affect the yield. The beans will be ready to harvest after about 7 to 10 weeks, when the pods are smooth and firm.