While different than the common bean, lima beans have a similar growing habit. Some lima beans are vining crops that need to be trellised while other varieties .
Plant the beans 1 inch deep in the soil with the eyes facing down into the ground. Space bush variety butterbeans four inches apart with 18 to 30 inches between .
If you save your seeds, do not plant other butterbean varieties nearby. The " Florida Speckled" butter bean is purple when it is in the shell and buff-colored, .
How to grow Lima Beans, Growing Lima Butter Bean seeds.
Plant the lima/butter bean seeds in summer after the soil warms up. They thrive in sandy loam or any well-drained soil. Be sure to keep them well watered during .