Sem Phali/Lima Beans Seeds Bush Type (सेम फली के बीज)
About this item
- Number of Sem Phali Seeds: 20 Seeds
- Where to grow: Balcony or terrace garden
- Growing season: Winter And early Summer
- Sowing method: Direct
- Seeds sowing depth: 1-2 inches
- Germination Time: 7 to 14 days
- Germination temperature: 18-26°C
- Harvesting: 60 to 100 Days
- Plant vigor: Strong plant
What size grow bag is best for Sem Phali?
Lima Beans Plant Growing Season In IndiaSem phali beans are primarily grown during the winter season in India, with planting from October to December and harvesting from December to February. In some regions with milder winters, they can also be grown in late winter or early spring (January to April)..
How To Grow Lima BeansThe direct sowing method is best for planting Lima beans. Bush Lima beans are perfect for small spaces and grow very well in any pots/grow bags size 15- 24 inches (width and height). Lima beans grow fast in warm and bright conditions and give 1-inch deep water in every week when pods are developing and blooming time, in case of underwater flowers will drop permanently. For lima beans, seed germination soil temperature should be at least 18°C. Bush lima bean does not need much support like pole lima beans but you can use tomato cages to support the heavy stems.
Lima Beans Seed Sowing Method
Sem Phali or Lima bean seeds should be sown directly rather than transplanted. Select a pot/grow bag and fill them with a sowing medium. Sow 1-2 Lima beans seeds per pot about 1-2 inches deep in the soil at a distance of 3-4 inches from each seed. Give deep water to your bean pots every day by using a watering can. Keep the pot in a sunny location for seeds to germinate. Lima bean seeds will be germinated in 7-14 days (depending on growing conditions).
How To Fertilize Plant Lima Beans
Lima beans do not require many feeds as they act as nitrogen fixation. Apply any organic fertilizer (like vermicompost, neem cake, mustard cake, etc) after 25-30 days from planting, to get the healthy pods.
Lima Beans Plant Care Tips
Water – Lima beans grow fast when it gets water regularly. Keep the soil moist, not soggy, and give water when you feel the soil becomes dry.
Soil – Lima beans grow best in good drainage, loamy soil with organic matter, and a pH between 6.0-6.8.
Sunlight – Lima beans love warm climates and foliage grows well in shade, but plants need good sun for the best flowering. it needs 6-8 hours of direct full sunlight.
Temperature - The ideal temperature for growing Lima beans is from 21-30°C.
Common Pests and Disease – Lima bean plant is infected by bean beetles, flea beetles, and spider mites for avoid these pests use a neem oil spray. Diseases like bacterial blight, mosaic virus, and fungal disease affect the beans plants.
Weeding – Keep plants weed free, weeding should be done regularly.
Lima Beans Plant Flowering TimeThe Lima beans (Sem Phali) plant will start flowering within 45-50 days from seed sowing. Beans pollinate themselves so, no need for any special treatment.
How To Harvest Lima Beans
- You can harvest Lima beans within 60-100 days from sowing.
- Start to pick the pots when they are 4 inches long with the help of a sharp knife or scissors.
- The right time to cut the Lima beans is when they are younger pods because old pods will be tough and tasteless.
Lima Beans Special Features
- Common name - Butter beans, Sem Phali (सेम फली), Lima Beans
- Height – 2 feet
- Flower color - White
- Level of growing – Easy
Why are my lima bean seeds not germinating?
Bush lima bean seeds will not germinate because of improper growing conditions like not getting enough sunlight, sowing seeds too deep in the soil, over watering or under watering.
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Item Weight : 6g
Net Quantity: 20N
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SKU : Sem Phali
Country of Origin: India
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