What are the pros? All the pollinators love these
What are the cons? Hard to keep up with
Will definitely grow some next year but with a different trellis style. We had a 7 foot PVC plus netting trellis that backed up to the fence which made it difficult to harvest a lot of the beans from the backside and top.
We planted about 12 seeds directly in the raised bed and all of them came up. We thinned to about 8 plants and all of them thrived and quickly filled out the trellis. The delicate purple flowers smell lovely and all the pollinators including hummingbirds and ants were all over them. So when you go to pick beans, do give the bean a little wiggle so the ants know to move...
Once beans started producing we picked a good handful every other day. We pickled them and froze a big bag for later. I love the nutty taste but be sure to pick them before they get too big or they get a bit tough.
Our biggest pod got over 24-inches long and we let it stay on the vine for seed saving. Fun!
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