Bright waves of cornhusk.
Delicious string beans waiting to be picked.
Tip: Creating flowers, fruits and seeds is a big job for any plant and requires a good deal of energy. Thankfully many of these flowers, fruits and seeds are the perfect dinner for hungry herbivores. So pick your string beans regularly! Harvesting your beans on a regular basis will keep them from getting tough and give your plants more energy with which to continue growing. The quicker you pick mature beans, the more beans you’ll get in return!
Broad leaves hiding a cucumber flower.
Tip: Cucumbers require a good deal of space to grow. But if you do not have a large amount of space available for growing, cucumbers may be trained to climb on a fence or trellis. Along with reducing the amount of space required for growing, this method also lifts the fruit (cucumbers) off the ground reducing the risk of rotting.