Are you growing green beans, but don’t know when the best time to harvest them is?
Harvesting green beans are not as easy as it seems.
- Green Beans have a very short window when they can be harvested and still taste great.
So if you harvest them too early they may not be ready and taste bad. And if you harvest them too late they may become infected with mold, fungus, insects, etc., and become inedible.
Today, I’m going to teach you the ideal time to harvest green beans:
- To Learn More About HOW to Grow Green Beans, Check Out This GUIDE!
When Do I Harvest Green Beans?
As you may have already guessed, there are two main factors that determine when you should harvest your green beans: the physical features of the green beans & weather (time).
Harvest Green Beans if They Look Like This!!!
The physical features of green beans are what most gardeners commonly rely on to determine if they are ready to be picked off the plant or not.
In general, you should harvest green beans if they have the following physical features:
- The entire green bean is a solid green color.is a solid red color.
- The green bean can easily be twisted and picked off the plant.
- Green Beans are tender to the touch. If they are too hard it means they are not ready. If they are mushy it means they have gone bad.
Harvest Your Green Beans During THIS Time of Year!!!
In general, you should harvest green beans:
- 50 to 55 days after starting green beans from seed
And no matter what, you should ALWAYS harvest your green beans before the first frost of the year. Frost will immediately kill your green bean plant and make your green beans inedible.
It should be noted that you should not overly rely on the first frost of the year. The average first frost of the year is only correct 30% of the time.
Instead, pay close attention to your local weather.
When you know a frost is coming you need to take action.
- If green beans are in pots, bring them inside
- If green beans are in the ground, cover them in burlap and hope they survive
- Pick all green beans. If they are not ready, place them in a brown paper bag and store them for approximately 1 to 2 weeks to see if they become edible.
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