There is nothing better than garden fresh green beans!

Even when my parents abandoned their garden beds for ten years, they still had their green bean “tee-pees” every summer.

Fresh Green Beans from the Garden

My father is rather picky about his green beans. They must snap and break when you bend them, not wiggle around like a rubber band. That’s how you know they’re fresh.

I have a couple rows of green beans this year, planted from seed right after I pulled out the fava beans and spring peas. (BTW, if you grow green beans from seed, it helps to soak the beans over night in water before planting them, or place them between two layers of wet paper towels for a couple of days, so they germinate first.)

They like heat, and at least in our part of the world, come into their own in August and September. When I left for vacation the plants were only a foot…

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