Weed or Vegetable

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Help solve the mystery!

My husband Rody planted vegetables in the front yard. The seed packets are long gone. Misplaced. Blowin in the wind. Here's what is left.

Is this a weed or a vegetable? I assumed it was a bean plant and tasted more than a few. They are very spicy. Peppery. Not bean-like at all. It doesn't curl or wrap around like a bean plant.

So what is it?

Correct answer gets not only my gratitude by a signed copy of  A KNITTER"S HOME COMPANION.