Bean plants are one of the popular crops for homeowners to grow. They are healthful, providing essential nutrients. They also are versatile and can be used in a variety of recipes. Most bean plants also have the advantage of being able to be grown by the average backyard or hobby gardener. There are many varieties of beans, but whatever variety you plant, it is important to know how much water is necessary for its proper growth and development.

How much should you water your bean plant?

Bush and Pole Bean Watering

Water your bush and pole beans at least once per week.

Bush and pole bean varieties, such as string beans or green beans, like warm soil and full sun. In a typical weather climate, water your bush and pole beans at least once a week, but only during dry spells.

If your location has not had much rain, feel the soil near the beans' roots to check whether or not it seems dry. Water the plants at the roots, and keep the plants as dry as possible. There is not a set amount of water that a bush or pole bean plant needs, but keep the soil uniformly moist at all times.

Keeping the soil moist increases the yield for bush and pole beans. Watering and keeping the ground wet is most critical when the beans flower.

Kidney, Navy, Garbanzo and Pinto Bean Watering

Dried beans should be watered regularly enough to keep the soil moist around them.

These beans are all of the dried beans variety. Like bush and pole beans, there is not a set amount of water for gardeners to give these growing bean plants.

The soil around the plants must be kept evenly moist while they grow and given regular water if necessary to maintain moisture. Once bean pods are fairly mature, you may stop watering to encourage the bean drying process and to prevent rotting.