This year I’m growing three types of green beans: Alabama #1, Blue Marbut and Rattlesnake. I love that green beans germinate at close to 100%. The ease and speed with which these guys get going really is impressive. They don’t like to be soggy, but don’t let them dry out or they’ll droop. I caught a snail munching on them the other evening, so now they live on top of the patio table until they go in the ground, some in a few days, the rest in a week or so. Once in the ground, I’ll protect them from rodents with clear plastic beverage containers that have had their tops and bottoms cut off.