Sticky String Beans
My first crop of bush beans were harvested last week - they were more than ready, but the seed packet said 52 days, 5-6" yet also stated "early harvest". I think they were 45 days old, an inch short, but very plump.
Anyway, they were rough and oddly sticky on the outsides. When I cooked them, this went away. I thought it was bc I left them too long. This week, the same plants produced more full-size beans - nice and fast! Still sticky..
Is that normal? Is it ok? Are they safe to eat raw? It isn't visible, but feels like sap or maple syrup or glue that is not quite dry.
The beans taste great, though!
And my "first crop" was 9 beans from two plants! haha! I had no idea how much they would yield, so I only planted two at first, then a few more in succession. It seems the later I planted them, the faster they produced. Ones I planted a month ago had a full size pod today. Just *one* pod, though. ha!