Me and my helper harvested the beans a couple of weeks ago - now waiting on the late bloomers to dry up.
October buds & baby pods.. Optimism continues!
2 lb. 5 oz. and counting! Green pods still on the vine, plus new buds & baby pods playing chicken with the first frost...
Some of the plants had to come down because they're getting ugly -- they're planted in my front garden. Those were the plants that had started to climb the tree. I picked the last of the yellowed pods, most of them ready to shell; a few I will allow to dry ripen on the counter before adding the beans to the jar. A few pods remain stuck in the tree -- I have to get a ladder to bring them down.
The beans growing in the pot I'm letting grow; they are flush with juicy green pods. Maybe they'll manage to ripen before the first frost; who knows. Regardless, I'm giving 1 quart to the cause -- about 1.5 lbs.
I last visited the beans on September 19. The plants were heavy with pods but only a few were ready to harvest. So I picked them and put them in the glove box of the car where I promptly forgot about them until yesterday. Well, no harm, all's well, a handful of dry shiny beans emerged. The beans are in a quart jar since I'm working on being a more optimistic person. Meanwhile I'm told by my local contacts that frost has held off, though temps have dipped perilously low. I'll go up on Columbus Day weekend to pull the plants come hell or hurricane and let 'em dry as they are. Cassoulet calls. Optimism, folks, optimism.
I'm feeling the tropical depression, the colder weather, and the no uncertain end of summerRead More
Bean plants popping up flowers and baby beans in August. It's sort of like old people having sex. Just -- stop it already. Omg.
Meg: How old is old? I'd vote to keep doing it as long as you can. Bring on the beans.
Aruna: Hehehe. Older than me, obviously. (wink emoticon)
My beans are ripening. Many more are still green on the vine, I have no idea how many grams this is. Let's guess 5000!
“2 pounds and counting!”Read More