Some people compete to see who can grow the biggest pumpkins. We keep things a bit more manageable...at least something I can carry! My mom and son have a yearly contest growing the longest Purple Noodle Bean. "Grammy" smashed the record last summer with 22.5 inches.
|Oh, Oh! A Smidge Longer!|
Little Man has just set the new record! This one is still growing, too.
|Happy Little Man|
They are also known as Chinese Red Noodle Beans. If you haven't tried them; they are stringless, very mild tasting, and obviously fun to grow. I cut them into 2" pieces and steam them. You can use them the same way you would any green bean.