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Are my bush beans too big???

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by PITCREW22A on July 13, 2006 06:53 AM
Can anyone tell me if my bush beans are too big? I only have time to pick the pods every other day, some of them get pretty long and fat...what is the optimum time to harvest these.
by woodchuck on July 13, 2006 11:22 AM
A picture would help, or even a good description.
by johnCT on July 13, 2006 03:38 PM
What variety? I like to pick them at 5-7 inches. Normally grow bush blue lake

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by chenno on July 13, 2006 07:35 PM
I am in Wi, I pick in the next week(bush beans) and plant more and pick again , they grow well here? pics help, I pick when they look like a good size...eyeballing,I guess? post a pic? happy gardening:-)

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by Longy on July 13, 2006 10:13 PM
If they're too big, they'll be a bit tough and stringy. Try some at different sizes and see what size is best. Then just pick them as they get to that size.

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by Rosepetal on July 14, 2006 05:34 AM
Longy is right, if they get too big they are tough. I have always perfered them on the younger side.

You can really pick as you like then cook them accordingly.

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