Behold the first beans I've ever grown in my life! These are bush beans, one of the 2 new things I'm trying for the Growing Challenge.
You may remember that I mistakenly started these indoors in a coconut fiber pellet way too early and they quickly got out of hand and had to be transplanted to the compost bin. It was definitely a failure but not without a lesson learned. I finally understand Jack and the Beanstalk.
After that, I waited a while then poked a few beans down in the dirt in my raised veggie beds and since then I've basically been ignoring them. These things were so easy to grow and I definitely recommend them for any new gardeners. Just like the name says, they grow on a bush-like plant. They were really easy to harvest and produced a lot of beans. Here's what they look like still on the plant.
One strange thing, they are sort of fuzzy. The beans I mean. This has got me wondering if these beans will taste good or if, God forbid, there is something I'm supposed to do to get the fuzz off the beans before I cook them. I've got some research to do!
So, what's your favorite way to cook fresh bush beans, readers?