Green bean issues
There is something in my yard/area that keeps eating my green bean plants. I have failed at growing them the past several years. The first year I tried, I planted a bush bean variety and the next day, the plants had no leaves left, just the 'exoskeleton'. (I don't recall what type of bean that was) Subsequent years, not as extreme, but they still got attacked by something. I had some success with Kentucky Wonder Beans grown in a pot on my patio, not in the garden. This year, I started Blue Lake green beans, and when transplanted, they got ate up too. Had to pull them before whatever got them spread to the snap peas in the garden. Seed came from Baker Creek, so I have confidence in the seed.
What is your favorite green bean to grow? I'm looking for fresh eating as well as preserving. What varieties do you find to be most pest resistant? And do you prefer bush bean or runners?