As many of you will already know, the thread title are varieties of Green beans.
Green beans are one of the staples in home vegetable gardens because they are pretty easy to grow and withstand many different climate changes during
their growing season.
I wanted to share with you the 3 types I grew this year and their overall results imo.
#1 Jade (Bush Variety)
Long slender, sweet and crisp, these are year after year our favorite tasting bean.
First to flower and to give early beans that we eat fresh raw, and then can the young tender pods to make the special green beans for the holidays and
If you grow these on hills, mulch very well, they will continue giving the best of their beans all season long well into the early fall. They love a
good boost of compost at the beginning but carry their own after that. We get our seeds from the local Mennonite community.
Zones: 3 - 9 annual
Height: 15-22 inches
Shade Requirement: Full sun
Germination: 6-10 days
#2. Blue Lake (Pole Bean, Climbing Variety)
We love Blue Lake Pole beans with their small little light colored seeds and tender sweet flavor, eaten raw, canned or blanched and frozen, a
marvelous and trustworthy bean. We trellis ours between fence posts that we place bamboo across and then string for them to grow up. Really beautiful
flowers that are sweet smelling and just lovely at every stage of life.
Days to Maturity: 60 days
Sun: Full Sun
Height: 6-9 feet
Spread: 18 inches
Thinning: 6 inches
Sowing Method: Direct Sow
Fruit Size: 6 inches
Kentucky Wonder (Pole Bean)
If you are looking for a bean that gets huge yields, this is the one for your garden. Now this is a string variety which means more work before
canning but these are so delicious when canned pulling the strings are worth it.
These pole beans will continue giving fruit until well into late fall if you keep picking. This was your Great Grandmas variety and still one of the
most popular among home gardeners today.
Height: 5 -7 feet.
Bloom Time/Days To Maturity: 67
Zone: 3 - 9 annual
Sun/Shade: Full sun.
Well, that's about it for now, I will try and get a few pictures of the garden and the canned veggies if you are interested. One more thing, although
I can the different varieties separately, I LOVE the combination of all three together... butter, salt and pepper...Ummmm!
edit on 8/29/2013 by yeahright because: Title for sp