Friday Fun Facts: Go Green! Beans!
✳️ Green Beans can be green (no surprise there), purple, yellow, or speckled.
✳️ As they grow, nitrogen is released into the soil, actually enriching the soil instead of stripping it.
✳️ They have been around since 5000 B.C., and grew wild in Central and South America.
✳️ Green Beans grown in both bush form and vine form. Bushes can reach up to 20 inches and vines can reach up to 10 feet long.
✳️ The bean pod used to have a long string that ran from end to end. It was genetically cultivated out of the plant in 1894 by botanist Calvin Keeney.
✳️ They grow from seeds, and reach maturation within 45 – 60 days.
✳️ They produce white, pink, and purple flowers. Their leaves are covered in tiny hairs, which trap bugs.
✳️Green beans are full of vitamins and minerals, and are a fascinating plant!
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