Last year the String Beans didn’t come up very well. I pickled some of them. I liked the pickles so much that I decided I would not be short-handed in 2012! I planted a whole 45′ row this spring. The odd one didn’t come up again, but I have been blessed with an abundance this year.
I’m having second thoughts about what to do with all these beans. This is the way it goes with me…lots is a problem, but not nearly as much of one as having too little. I hate to see things waste.
I’m freezing some, canning some, and making pickles. I blendered some up and put it into today’s soup.
I used up all 3 shopping bags of them. What will I do for an encore?
Some of these plants had up to 50 mature sized beans each. I leave 2-4 of the biggest beans on the plant to ripen for seed.
There will be about 3 more pickings like this…oh golly…I’ve over-done it!