Hi, we had several days of rain and I wasn't able to pick green beans. Some went from tiny babies to great big with the beans inside. It is my first year of green beans so I don't know if they are still edible, I normally pick them when they are still skinny. They are blue lake climbers. Advice welcome and thank you!
That's what I do with ones that are a little large and getting a bit tough... cut them up and use them for soup. They work fine in the recipe I put in my "snap green beans" article. Just simmer the beans until they start to get tender, then drop in the dumplings. :-)
It's exactly because I turned my back on mine (Ky Wonder pole beans) that I will end up with maybe 2 quarts of shelled, dried bean seeds to trade next year! I wonder how they might cook up once dried... anyone know?
My mom makes "shelly beans" when hers has gone too long on the vine. She pops the pods just like a pea pod and removes the inner bean. It's a bit of work for a small pan of beans on the dinner table, but her and dad both think they're delish.