Green Beans

Animal Safety: Dogs: Yes Cats: yes Rabbits: with care

Free Grazing: No
Lifespan: Vegetable planted as needed

Sow: April to May, after the frost
Harvest: August to September

Soil Type: warm, sunny spot in fertile, well-drained soil.
Position: Likes the full sun
Growth: depending on variety planted. Around 4 inches long
Varieties: Several hundred

How to use:
Free grazing:
Dogs: Safe for free grazing for dogs in moderation.
Cats: Could cause a bit of upset tummy as cats do not have the enzymes required to eat vegetation
Rabbits: Access in moderation if they start snacking on growing green beans.

Raw:
Dogs: Care should be taken in feeding raw as green beans contain lechitin proteins, which can be toxic in large quantities and cause tummy upset in smaller quantities.
Cats: Cats should not be fed raw green beans as they contain contain lechitin proteins, which cats cannot process effectively and can be toxic and cause tummy upset.
Rabbits: Even though rabbits can process lots of green vegetables, too many green beans can cause bloating and tummy upset.

Cooked:
Dogs: Can be added whole, sliced or chopped into food in moderation.
Cats: Small amounts can be added to food.
Rabbits: Not safe to be fed cooked vegetables.

Storage:
Fresh green beans can be stored in an air tight container in a fridge up to 7 days.
Cooked green beans can be stored in an air tight container in a fridge for 2 to 3 days.
Green beans can be frozen for several months if you cut the ends off and blanch them.


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