Beans are often categorized by two sets of criteria: type of growth and stage at which they're usually picked and eaten. The plants can grow either as bush or pole type Beans. All Beans are easy to grow, and all need the same growing conditions - the prime one being plenty of warmth. The ideal planting site will be sunny, well-drained, moderately fertile, and slightly acidic (pH 6.0-7.0). Beans should not be grown in the same spot more than once every four years, and can be mutually beneficial with corn, strawberries and cucumber. Avoid planting Beans near onion or fennel.