The beans are coming on full force and I'm lovin' it! It's interesting. If I look at the bean plants all I see are leaves and vines. But if I happen to spot bean pods it's like a window opens up and all I see is bean pods everywhere dripping from every vine. They are the masters of camouflage
Today I picked another big batch of beans . . . literally pulling them off the plants by the fistful. And I have plants that haven't even started growing pods yet but lots of blossoms.
This is the first year I've grown beans and I have to say that its very rewarding. They are easy to grow and the really produce. We have a garden so we can stock our pantry and the bean plants are making an excellent contribution.
This week I managed to empty out my veggie drawer which was stuffed with tomatoes, cucumbers and beans by preserving them. I canned the tomatoes for sauce, made dilly beans, cucumber pickles and pickled peppers.
Today I filled it right back up again and that's not including the beans. Additionally, I filled a gallon sized baggy up with those. Time to whip out the canner again.
Besides the beans, I harvested a pile of tomatoes that were surprisingly unmolested, several cucumbers, a zucchini and one pea pod.
I go to the garden between 5 and 6 in the morning (I have to be to work at 8). The garden is at the point where I either have time to either pick veggies or weed. I'd rather have weeds than a garden full of rotting vegetables. However, I try to pull as many of the most obnoxious ones as I can.
Those beans will grow until frost gets 'em or you pull them- crazy.ReplyDelete
Deb usually snaps, blanches, & freezes them in ~1/2 # bags.