I usually don’t plant pole beans, but this year I realized that pole beans are more space efficient than bush beans from a square foot gardening perspective.
I planted Rattlesnake Pole Beans I bought from Fedco Seeds, they took a while to start, but then ran up the trellis quite fast. They stood up well to the high summer heat we’ve had this year.
The Rattlesnake beans have purple lines in the pods which add a neat look to them in the garden and in a salad.
The beans taste good, and even better, they still taste good when they have grown too large and knobby. Most beans, when let to grow large, get all woody tasting. These pole beans kept their flavor and tenderness.
I’ve started a second sowing of these beans in the greenhouse, and will plant them out when these plants start to wane.
What kind of beans are your growing? any suggestions.