This year I had the largest first picking of green beans ever! I picked 9 lbs and it covered 1/3 of my dining room table. My children were anxious to help snap them - it only happens after the first pick. And I was surprised they both stuck with me until it was done. It actually went by really fast with their help.
Here is a close up of the green beans in my water bath canning pot.
Yes, my little garden actually produced enough green beans to fill this pot.
The next step is to wash them in several changes of water. I'm not sure how many several is so I say 3 or 4. Sorry no photo. Then cut them if you want. My sister makes dill beans and doesn't cut them up.
Boil them for 5 minutes. And I'll share some more tomorrow...