Eeny meeny, what kind of Beeny?

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  1. CanadianLori

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    I don't know what these are. I followed a link for tips on cooking runner beans (thank you @Upsydaisy ) and discovered mine don't look at all like the ones pictured. I cooked them like ordinary beans and felt I should have tenderized them first!

    What are these tough customers please ?
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    I'm searching Lori,I'll get back to you if I can find anything.:dbgrtmb:
     
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      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      Dunno what that white one is, but it looks a bit old;)

      The green one on the right is heading that way.:smile:
       
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        Butter beans, lima beans?
         
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          So I'm just waiting too long. Pretty much waiting for monsters that are inedible:doh:
           
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          Oh, Maybe I should just try the seeds! I'll let my stomach forgive me for yesterday's punishment and try that. :)
           
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            Well I would say maybe.
            I dont buy them as they are always lumpy when you do, to me that is old and stringy.
            The best thing about growing your own is you can pick them young, and the more you pick the more will keep coming.
             
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              You we are eating the whole pod then were you lori? You should only eat the actual beans inside the pods if there are Butter or Lima beans. Runner beans are different.
               
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                Yes, I found it hard chewing and my stomach has been very irritated for the last 24 hours. Hopefully the pain will... pass. :redface: A pretty nasty learning curve on that one and thank goodness you folks stopped me from trying it a second time!

                I'll go out and start picking the smaller ones and pull all of the big gnarly ones at the same time.
                 
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                  The one on the right is a runner bean but the whitish one looks like a yellow French bean (especially going by the small yellow one above it). Two completely different species.

                  Runner beans wouldn't go white.

                  Runner bean leaves are pointed but slightly rounded. French bean leaves are pointed but with a straighter longer leaf. First pic are runners and second are French.

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                  The yellow bean should not be allowed to grow any more than the big one in the foreground (it's just getting to the knobbly size but has a smooth skin) and the ones in the background are more the size you should be picking.
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                  These are ready
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