We planted two rows of green bush beans and 1 row of purple beans. Mixed in with the harvest are a few wide heirloom "goose beans" from Pennsylvania Amish country and some green pole beans (think Jack and the Beanstalk style here).
With so many beans hanging off the plants, we took the opportunity to have the grand opening of our first farm stand on the Labor Day weekend. It was bursting with green and purple. Special thanks to Ruthie and Russ our neighbors who were our first customers!
The different colors and textures were fun to work with (although the purple beans turn green when cooked). And beans, being "nitrogen fixers" do nice things for the soil. Because of their benefit to the garden and versatility in the kitchen, I highly recommend adding beans to your garden plan.