What are the pros? Production, pretty flowers
What are the cons? Attracts ants
These seedlings sprouted very easily into highly productive plants and even after I had skimped on picking the beans about halfway through the season, they started producing rapidly after I had picked off some of the older pods. They aren't a good bean to steam or boil (a bit bland for my taste), but my household loved them roasted with a little bit of olive oil, garlic, and sea salt. We don't know if it was because of the way they were cooked, but they had a flavor reminiscent of a sweet potato which we found a odd but enjoyable. As a note about the ants, (we didn't use any type of insecticides, pesticides, or repellent because we got honey bees this year and were very leary after finding out that some of the organic sprays and powders can kill the bees) they don't seem to bother the plant itself at all. Just had to be extra careful not to bring any of the little pests in with the beans.
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