Scarlet Runner Beans

One of our successes in the garden this year--scarlet runner beans.They grew up the tepees with gorgeous flowers that the hummingbirds love. Apparently you can eat the young green beans, but we never did. Once they dried on the vine, I opened a pod and found these shiny black and pink beans. 

This shows the progression of just off-the-vine, semi-dry, and very dry. I will save some of them for planting next year and the rest go in a big pot.

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