Garden Report: Look! Purple Beans

Garden Report: Look! Purple Beans

Faith Durand
Jul 16, 2008

We planted a type of bush beans in our tiny container garden; they won't need to be staked or supported. We planted them on a lark, hoping for the bright purple beans they promised to yield. We were gloating over our new tomatoes the other day when suddenly a flash of purple caught our eye.

Just a few first beans dangling from the branches - how exciting!

They're not ready yet though; see the tiny seeds inside? They were difficult to split open and not quite ripe. But they still taste juicy and utterly delicious.

Related: Garden Goodness: What Should Be Done With Our Very First Ripe Tomato of the Season?

(Images: Faith Hopler)

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