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I planted what amounts to about a 15 foot row of pole beans. It's my first experience with them and I have to say, I like them better than bush beans. First of all, they produce more and longer beans, and it's easier standing up to pick them than it is to bend over picking bush beans. There flavor is great. The Moose and I have been eating them as we go, but I decided to freeze some from our last two pickings. Here's how;
-Get water in a pot to a rolling boil
-Wash and prepare beans, cut off the ends and to the size you'd like
-Put them in the pot of boiling water for 3 minutes (I used my pasta pot and strainer together, so it was easy to drop the beans in, and them lift up the inside strainer)
-Put them in another pot or bowl with ice water, for another 3 minutes
-Bag them up and freeze
I ended up with three bags this time, but it's a start! Not hard at all, and better than letting the beans waste away in the frig or on the vine.