Green and Yellow beans are in full production, and keeping them picked fools them into continual production. If you let the beans get old and fat, the bushes will go the way of the “old and fat”; production will drop off drastically, and any hope of beans for the table will be a thing of the past. So keep them picked clean.
Another thing, pick them when the plants are dry; harvesting among the wet leaves will transfer diseases like tobacco mosaic from plant to plant, also making beans for the table a thing of the past.
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