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Thread: pole green beans

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    i grew pole beans this year. my hubby says they taste woody . is there a difference in cooking them...or picking them? thx

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    I'm not sure about pole beans, but I love green beans placed in a casserole sprinkled with olive oil, then spices. Microwave 6 - 7 minutes. So very good!!!! And too easy!

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    Think dry, hot weather might have caused it. Happens to the best of us.

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    weather has been very nice this last month..wouldnt believe we are in iowa..lol

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    I just rinse, add some diced onions and bacon grease. With baked chicken, mashed potatoes. Can anyone tell I'm hungry?

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    The pole beans might be past their prime...a bit old.....or hot sun took all the moisture out.

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    We have white half runners on a fence in the garden. Wehave had very little rain, so hubby has been watering them religiously and when I get any, they are very good. I imagine the lack of water is what is making them tough. I shell out the tough ones.

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    the pole beans i grew one yr, were really good. you must have left them too long, before you picked them. a pressure cooker fixes it up tho.

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    Nobody's beans around here were good this year. Too dry and hot!

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    Probably the weather.

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    Add about a teaspoon of sugar to your beans to get the green out.

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    i pick them when they are 6-7 inches long...they are skining..maybe i am picking too soon. i am not planting these again. now my cucumbers are really good...yummy

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    I have not had green beans that taste good this year at all

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    my beans are woody too

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    Yep ours weren't as good this year, and very few of them. Wish we could have watered the garden but when your on a well and it doesnt rain you cant waste water. We got our first measurable rain in 2 months today, about 1/4 of an inch. you should see my acorn squash, about the size of a squirels head. Its a shame. My tomatoes, sun scorched. Ready to plow it all under!

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    i hear you there...i already pulled up my tomatoe plants. my grape tomatoes were the size of romas

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    well..i am happy to report ..that i cooked green beans last night ..and i cook them longer. they were mushy like can ones. my hubby said they were good so i wasnt cooking them so the mushy point that he likes.thx everyone for your advice

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