The dreaded pasty lima beans of your childhood are not the same as the ones that I harvested from my garden.
The Jackson Wonder lima beans that I planted in my Florida garden in March have been growing well and producing pods. Some of them have started drying so I decided to harvest.
By harvesting the pods now, I have some for fresh eating and some for dried beans or seeds.
I harvested half of my double row to get these. Not much of a harvest for the space, but they are tasty.
Pretty too. Pale green lima beans and purple-speckled dried beans.
Some of the soft ones have the pretty purple mottling too. They are the prettiest lima beans that I have ever seen.
Here are the dried beans. I can use them in hearty soup later or use them as seeds next year.
Time to make some succotash with some of these yummy garden vegetables! Recipe coming tomorrow!