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Green Beans:
Easy Success for the Gardener

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Green Beans and Pomegranite
GREEN BEANS IN POMEGRANATE VINAIGRETTE WITH CHESTNUTS / Photos by Lauren Stonestreet and Jennifer Hitchcock

Every summer, our tomatoes split before they are ripe. Our squash plants are destroyed by borer worms just as their beautiful, yellow blossoms appear. What encourages us to continue planting a vegetable garden each year? Green. Beans. They are hearty plants that give hope to brown thumb gardeners. Green beans are happiest in full sun with moist soil. There are both bush and pole bean varieties; pole beans require a trellis or tipi to climb, while the bush variety is versatile and can be grown successfully in pots as well as the garden.

The Key? We begin planting beans in April and replant them every 3 weeks through July. This strategy keeps us stocked with green beans all summer long.

4 Recipes to Make the Most
of  Your Green Bean Harvest

Green Beans with Tangerine Brown Butter and Bacon
New Appalachian Salad Niçoise
Green Beans in Pomegranate Vinaigrette with Chestnuts
Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Casserole
GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE / Photos by Lauren Stonestreet and Jennifer Hitchcock

 

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Jennifer Hitchcock, Lauren Stonestreet