Sacrificing the first veggies of your plants
When growing fruit it is sometimes advised to stop the production of fruit in the early years of the plants life. This will allocate more energy to the normal growth of the tree.
Is this ever done with veggies?
I have a few bean plants that are 49-52 days old, have maybe a dozen true leaves, and are loaded with bean pods. If I clipped these now, would the plant be better able to gain more in size, therefore produce more in the medium and long term spectrum?