Thursday, October 1, 2009
After growing snap beans, lima beans require a bit of an adjustment. The plants take much longer to mature and flower. Then, once there are finally bean pods, its a long wait for the beans inside to mature. New pods are small and flat. After the pods enlarge to full-size, the beans start to develop. You can assess the size of the beans by holding the pod up to the light. At first, the beans will look like tiny flat circles. It's time to harvest when the pods are fat, there's no space between the beans, and the pod starts to lighten around the edges.
Labels: Lima Beans