Vegetables and Fruit forum: Not much growing - just some beans

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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Aug 4, 2013 3:02 PM CST
My garden is a bust...only the yard long beans are producing.
I have the long green and the rounder/fatter light green yard long beans.


We did enjoy the beans with onions and chicken with garlic/blackbean sauce!

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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Aug 4, 2013 3:19 PM CST
That is a nice looking bean harvest! Thumbs up I discovered yard long beans last year. I loved them so am growing them again this year. I know they taste different from common green beans. To me, I think they taste much better. Sweeter and more tender. I will be growing yard long beans each year from now on.


Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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piksihk
Aug 5, 2013 9:26 AM CST
Rita,
Me too; love them. We've always had yard longs as far as I can remember. Mom just gave me more from her garden. My plants are starting to slow down (something has been eating the beans, too). I've started my seeds for fall.
I've been following your harvest and, wow, what bounty!
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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Aug 5, 2013 9:35 AM CST
Last year was my first year with Yard Long Beans. Before that I did not know what they were. I grew Blue Lake Pole Beans for years and years and years. Even last year. But when I compared the taste of the Blue Lake to the Yard Long Beans, the Blue Lake Lost the taste test. Not that there was anything wrong with them. Just that the yard long beans were so much better.

Now last year I grew three types of yard longs. Figure I might as well to see what I might like best. I have the Red Noodle, Green Noodle and the Asparagus Beans. Well, I liked the Asparagus beans the best. So this year that is what I am growing. The Yard Long Asparagus Beans. So tasty. Sweet and tender. Love them. Lovey dubby

Always wanting to try new things I also this year an growing French Fillet Beans for the first time. They are supposed to be gourmet beans. Mine have some small beans on them so I did taste and they were wonderful. I think I found another winner!
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Hemlady
Aug 6, 2013 4:54 AM CST
Are your yard longs grown in a pot too Rita???
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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Aug 6, 2013 9:26 AM CST
Last year I had three pots of yard long beans, one for each of the three types I am growing. This year I put the white seeded asparagus yard longs in a pot but the red seeded asparagus yard longs are in ground on a trellis in the inside square of tower square. I thought that would work out well. It is only partially successful as the tomato plants along the outside of the square have taken up more room than I thought. So it is a jumble in there in the middle. Hilarious! But the beans are growing and making flowers and beans so I guess they like it.

I am trying to decide on a better more accessible spot to grow the yard longs were I can have them year after year. Will have to do moving of daylilies I think to make my spot.

Meantime those french fillet beans are doing excellently on the two bean towers.

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