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Grow Great Green Beans!

Green Beans (also called snap or string beans) are a great addition to most gardens, as they are easy to grow and delicious raw, stir-fried or steamed.

They are also rich in many beneficial nutrients and phytochemicals. These include:

Phytochemicals: Lutein, quercetin, kaemferol, beta-carotene, violaxanthin, neoxanthin and more!

Vitamins: B6, B2, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and more.


Green beans come in two growing variations:

Pole: Grows on a vine and needs a stake or “pole” to grow up.
Bush: Grows in a small bushy shape and does not need a pole or stake.

Although many varieties of string beans are green, they are also found in colors such as purple, red, yellow and variegated. They can also be found in a variety of lengths (4-8 inches long) and pod shapes such as round vs. flat. All varieties of string beans are commonly harvested before the beans reach maturity as they are prized for their crisp edible pods.

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5:18AM PDT on May 18, 2014

For the sake of our body and other living lives

4:01AM PDT on Jul 12, 2013

Thank you

12:19AM PDT on Jul 11, 2013


8:32AM PDT on Jul 9, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

7:26AM PDT on Jul 5, 2013

I never have any luck with feggie gardens. Too many pests and diseases!

12:35PM PDT on Jul 4, 2013

thnx for this

10:22PM PDT on Jul 3, 2013


9:49AM PDT on Jul 3, 2013

Green beans are great!

1:46AM PDT on Jul 3, 2013

the wildlife love them

7:58AM PDT on Jun 30, 2013


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Might I suggest reading "Big Magic" by Elizabeth Gilbert? Awesome book about living a creative life …

Am on the road, so will have to bookmark this for later. Thanks!

Thank you Jake.


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