lima beans - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by race3_8
May 27, 2009
how do you know when the lima beans are ready to be harvested? thank you! renea brown

Answer from NGA
May 27, 2009


Harvest lima beans when seeds are full size (the pods look pudgy) but before pods begin to yellow; shell before cooking. When you harvest, don't yank the pods from the stems because the stems may break; instead, hold the spray of beans near the stem-end in one hand and gently pull each bean off with the other. Keep beans harvested or plants will stop producing.


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