about Yardlong Beans
I have been reading your posts (very informative!) and have some questions about Yardlong beans. In one thread it was stated that they are members of the cowpea family. I see that they are normally eaten like snap beans, but do they make peas too? Are the peas good to eat or strictly for seed?
Also, one thread said that these plants attract ants and wasps. Do they attract fire ants? I can put up with alot of things, but not fire ants.....
My plan is to use them as my first planting of snap beans next year in the hope that they will produce through the hottest days of summer. And then replace them with a traditional pole bean for fall. Does this sound like a good plan?
I have been checking seed selling sites and see that there is a variety of types. The red ones caught my attention simply because I like colorful veggies. But really, my top priority would be productivity and flavor. Any recommendations?