They’re not like other beans at all. They get bigger before they start to flower, and once the flowers are done and the bean pods come on, they take longer to fill out with beans.
And they’re purple on the ends! And they’re worth waiting on cos they’re good! They stick straight out until they get heavy with beans inside, rather than hanging down from the start like other types of beans.
Beware that wasps and yellow jackets are on and around the pods once they form. Nectaries at the base of the pods secret a nectar even after the flowers are gone. They don’t sting or damage the pods, but they might sting the gardener!
It’s a very interesting plant to grow, and they’re so good fresh.
See? You teach me stuff all the time too! Thank you! P.S. Watch for blog from me this week on tornado prep…
Well hey it’s a good arrangement cos you teach me stuff all the time too. We had some nasty weather here tonight and I hope yours wasn’t too bad. On the weather channel it looked like your area was getting hit pretty hard.
What pretty little flowers! As always, your post is very interesting and informative. Thank you! 🙂
Thanks Jackie, you’re welcome. I’ve learned so much about growing things from experience and from other people, and I like to pass it on to others when I can. Especially that wasp warning!
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