Green beans are good for you, easy to grow in the garden and the bunnies will devour them before you have a chance to wink your eye. They don’t seem to care that you spent hours planting, weeding and watering your beans anticipating the day of harvest. They will even stare you in the eye as they munch away oblivious to the fact that this is YOUR garden and not theirs! There are quite a few greens bunnies love and green beans are on the top of their list!
I established a new garden out in the far part of the yard several years ago and although I had it fenced in …Mr. or Mrs. Bunny found a way in and enjoyed every single bean growing. I would see movement and run out waving and yelling only to arrive and see the bunny still munching and going no where quick – just looking at me like I was some half crazed human.
You would think scary Gargoyle would have the situation under control. Needless to say, that year I had no beans and actually removed the whole garden out that way, since it was too far to keep an eye on. The year before a squirrel climbed in and had a daily party with the Blue Corn growing.
Last year I planted TriColor Bush Beans from Renee’s Garden close by and had a nice assortment for freezing. I will be adding a post to GardenDish this week with some of the frozen beans I have packaged up. Beans are easy to grow – just keep the area fenced in if you happen to have a bunny or two around. Plant the seeds directly outdoors when the soil has warmed and the danger of frost has passed. Plant 1″ deep and 3-4″ apart in rows 1 1/2 – 2 ft. distance. Planting seeds several weeks apart until the end of June will assure a continuous harvest throughout the season. There are many different varieties and types of beans from bush to pole to snap beans and dried beans. Try some different types and you will discover some new and exciting dishes to serve.
TriColor Bush Beans with fresh Dill (watch for recipe later this week)
Grow some Beans … just watch for those Bunnies!