The wonderful thing about being back in the Northwest again is that I can grow a lot of fruits and vegetables right in my own backyard. The Territorial Seed Co. Blue Lake Pole Beans have done exceptional in my garden this year. I have already picked 20 pounds and they are still producing. I have jarred the beans, so I may enjoy them year round. Here's how:
Pick your beans when they are about the diameter of a pencil, but you cannot yet detect the individual beans inside the pods. The Blue Lake variety will be about 6-7 inches long.
Trim the ends, remove the string that runs down the outside
of the beans, and break into 2-inch pieces.