I have been enjoying growing beans for many years and usually grow Festina green beans for seed. This year I was given some long bean plants, however the person who gave them to me did not know the name of the bean. I am hoping to try to save seed from these and see what happens. I noticed that the birds, especially the cardinals love to bite into these bean as they matures and then pick out the seeds. I am thinking of putting some nylon mess around the maturing beans to prevent this. Does anyone else have “bird proofing” ideas for growing long beans?
I would love to get seed from any of you who have a favorite “known” variety. I garden at a 50 foot elevation with about 70″ rain a year in the Kapoho area on the Big Island, I would be happy to trade for “festina” green bean seeds.