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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

HELP! What kind of beans are these??


Here is a question for all my fellow gardening friends!  These were growing in with my yellow beans.  I don't know where they came from.  They are not like my pole or bush beans, kind of flat altho one had a small bean in it when I broke it open.  They taste like beans.  What are they? How do I cook them? How do I freeze them? Should I have left them on the vine longer??  Thank you all so much for your help!

13 comments:

Robin said...

I think they are GREEN BEANS :) Really, I have no idea. But, I wouldn't leave them on the vine any longer.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Robin, Thanks! I really have no idea where they came from! lol I am sure Coco would love them tho! Come again! Nancy

Cheryl said...

I want to say it might be some type of Italian flat green beans. We have had a few seeds mixed in with our contender beans.

Have a wonderful evening.

~Cheryl

Annie*s Granny said...

Italian flat green beans. Cook or freeze just like any green bean.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Robin, Cheryl and Annie's Granny, Thank you my wise gardeners! It is so nice to have blogging friends that know what they are doing! Nancy

Kathryn D. Duke said...

I think they are the flat Italian type also and I really like them although I have not grown any...some restaurants here in the south serve them and I suspect they are canned but I like green beans, any type and cooked any way...let us know what you think...probably cook with a strip of bacon, salt and pepper.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Kathryn, I haven't not anything with them yet but will probably havae some for our meal tomorrow night. Thanks for you input! Nancy

Liz said...

They are runner beans. Top & tail them, slice thinly and then boil for 8-10 mins. Yummy. I grow them all the time. If you want to freeze them cut them first and blanch them and spread them on a tray in the freezer until frozen then bag them up, if you just bag them they will stick together. You can steam them if you prefer.

Bama Girl said...

Hi Nancy! I can't seem to find the blog growitathome. Can you leave me a comment on my blog with the correct address? I would like to check it out! Thanks! Blessings from Bama!

Bama Girl said...

Never mind, I just found it on your side bar! Thanks!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Liz, Thanks for the info! I plan to try them tonight. Hope we like them! Come again! Nancy

Debbie said...

Not really sure what variety green bean they are but they look yummy! I shared ours with our cavalier king charles spaniels right off the vine, they love veggies too!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Debbie, Thanks for visiting! Coco loves almost any kind of veggie. Your furbaby family is darling! Pease coe again! Nancy