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Name: Gilbert E
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Gilby
Jun 15, 2014 6:35 PM CST
Alright so I planted bean plants a while ago and they've sprout green beans. The green beans are growing, but I don't know when to cut them so I can replant them. When should I pick and replant them?
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Jun 15, 2014 6:50 PM CST
You need to let the pods ripen all the way (they will be papery and beige) on the plant, so that the seeds will mature if you want to re-plant. Seeds should feel dry and hard, not springy.

But if you want to harvest green beans to eat before that, don't let any mature, the plant will stop producing. The green beans are best before the seeds really start to form in the pods.

If you need more seeds to continue planting, either buy another packet or just let a couple of plants mature the pods for the next round of seeds. It may be a month or more before you have seeds to plant.
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jun 15, 2014 7:55 PM CST
What kind of beans did you plant?
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Name: Gilbert E
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Gilby
Jun 21, 2014 12:31 PM CST
I'm not sure lol I just took them from the kitchen :p
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jun 21, 2014 3:53 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing
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