Harvesting of Pole Beans
How does a person determine when pole beans are ready to harvest? Do you shell them like peas or cook them in the pod?
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The following article should be of some help to you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/beans/harvesting-beans-when-do-you-pick-beans.htm
The entire pod is normally cooked, though you could shell them if desired.