Beans Out My Ears

When we decided to change out the beds for the summer I knew I wanted beans. Chris had a few varieties he was growing and so I wanted to have my own. We were at Lowe’s one afternoon to pick something up and of course we detoured to the seed racks. Most of the seeds were picked over but I found one called asparagus beans, also known as yard long beans.

Let me tell you, these are quite possibly my new favorite thing to grow! Talk about bang for the buck and space! I harvested what I thought was a handful one day, the first real harvest for them, and once I cut them up I really had enough for several meals! The plants themselves kept us guessing, seeming to take awhile to bloom, but one day I looked over and beans had formed. Nature is full of happy surprises!

As you can see, I can barely hold this harvest in one hand!

And now I have them coming out my ears! I can’t wait until we move next week and our small, dorm-sized freezer arrives in our storage unit. I’m running out of space in my freezer!

What bean varieties have you grown and recommend? How do you preserve your bean harvest? Right now I am blanching and then freezing them.

Comments 4

  1. Gayle wrote:

    Love the pics!

    Posted 25 Jun 2012 at 8:13 am
  2. Jolene wrote:

    I have never seen beans that long! WOW!

    Posted 25 Jun 2012 at 8:59 am
  3. chel wrote:

    That’s ALL kinds of awesome. For real. I have to show Gracie!

    Posted 25 Jun 2012 at 8:08 pm
  4. Moosie wrote:

    Those beans are so cool!!!!!!

    Posted 13 Jul 2012 at 12:39 pm

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