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Freezing Green Beans - If you’ve ever grown bush beans you know they ripen all at once. You’ll have a few weeks of bush bean abundance and then nothing. Unless you remembered to plant in succession…which we never do. Don’t let those beans go to waste. Freeze them for later. It’s easy: trim and wash beans while you bring a pot of water to a boil. Boil beans for 2-3 minutes depending on size. Then plunge the drained beans immediately into an ice bath for the same amount of time as you boiled them. Next you can either put them in glass containers or plastic bags to store, or make life easier for yourself later on by doing this extra step: freeze beans in a single layer on a baking sheet for a couple hours to firm them up. Then transfer them to storage containers for later on. You’ll find it easy to pour out just what you need, rather than dealing with a clump of beans frozen together. For step by step instructions, read this month’s newsletter.