Green beans are not my favorite vegetable. At the dinner table when I was little, I would trade my green beans for my brother's fish. Of course, when my parents weren't looking. I disliked green beans and he loathed the haddock that my mother prepared.
Fast forward some 30 years and I have acquired a taste for green beans. They still aren't my favorite green vegetable, but I tolerate them much better now. Mostly because I want to set a healthy example for my kids. So far they aren't trading their food yet and have no problem eating green beans.
I have two little girls who love the color purple. I thought this would be fun to plant in the garden. The beans are a pretty shade of dark purple, but change to green when cooked. At that point the kids are no longer impressed.
I decided to blanch and freeze these beans. We received a big bag of beans last week from our CSA that still needed to be eaten. These garden beans needed to be harvested and they are now in my freezer for later use.
This is the most that I have harvested so far. The garden has lots of green tomatoes, a few peppers starting to take off, tons of carrots that should be done soon, 3 melons growing rapidly and a zucchini plant that is going to take over my whole neighborhood.
How is your garden growing? What have you harvested so far? Let us know in the comments.
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This post is linked to:
- Tuesday's Garden Party at An Oregon Cottage