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Green Beans

The immature, green, succulent pods of Phaseolus vulgaris.

Use for: wax beans, French beans, bush beans, pole beans, snap beans, string beans, snapbeans, haricot beans, bushbeans

Vegetable Gardening in Florida

Vegetable gardening offers fresh air, sunshine, exercise, enjoyment, mental therapy, nutritious fresh vegetables, and economic savings, as well as many other benefits. Vegetables can be grown year-round in Florida if attention is paid to the appropriate planting dates.

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