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Re: over ripe green beans

woodman wrote:What can be done with big over-ripe leathery beans? Do you dry and shell them? :?
Sometimes overripe and leathery is still edible when cooked for a while in soup. Make sure to break them in several places and pull the strings off. If I KNOW the pods are too hard to eat, I shell them (not waiting to dry) and cook just the filled out beans with the rest of the beans. They are yummy. I thin if I do get a fully ripe pod I would dry it and use the seeds for 2nd planting or save them for next year.

Enjoy your beans Tammy! :D Check out the green beans in soy/peanut butter sauce recipe I posted in the Recipe thread (Non-Gardening forum, I think) This is the only way DH eats green beans. :roll:

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Nice garden jmoore. Looks like you have room to expand. :)
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Diane wrote:Nice garden jmoore. Looks like you have room to expand. :)
Thanks!

Definitely have some more room. The green beans have grown through the fence and there is actually almost as much plant on the other side as there is in that pic. And that's where all the buds are. I think next year I'll just plant them over there and they will probably do better.

The big open spot in the middle was where I had some English peas. I planted them late so they got scorched when the temp shot up. I'm leaving it mostly open for the pumpkin to take over. I should really put something else in there for the fall.

On another note, I picked one yellow bean last night. I popped it in the microwave for about 10 seconds and then we all took a bite. It was a very tasty single bean :lol:

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I'll have to try beans everyone seems to love theirs.
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