The first real green (and purple and Rattlesnake) bean harvest of the season. I grow all pole beans since I love taking advantage of vertical height in the garden. Stick a 6′ wooden pole (hence the name) right next to each bean plant and leave the rest to them. The green beans are from seeds I saved from last season. The heirloom purple and Rattlesnake are new to me this year and I’m having such fun seeing their uniqueness peeking out in a sea of green. They’re great tasting, too! Can’t wait to add these to tonight’s dinner.
I’d say that green beans are one of the funnest edibles to collect. There’s always more on the vine than you thought, because so many are tucked behind leaves or blend into their surroundings.