I'm so excited I had to just tell everyone that my idea for the Rotten Bean Row totally worked! I planted the leavin's and overripe and sprouted beans on the 15th... and by the 19th they had sprouted!
So looks like I'll have one more round of horticulture beans this year - and if not I'll have a big pile for seeds for next year. Horticulture beans really are my new favorite thing. And I have to give a shout out to Sheila who gave me the idea to use a can of our beans to make a bean and garlic spread. It was so good we had it for dinner on our home made bread and it was perfect. I'm making some more today. THANKS Sheila!
Our fresh green beans that I just planted are sailing right along also. These should be ready just before we have a frost. I can easily cover them if we get a extra cold nite. But I'm hoping for a long, warm fall.
I ended up mowing off the rest of our Hill O' Beans.. the bugs just destroyed them in no time flat. I got a couple of baskets full and some great suppers so its not a total loss. I might just till everything under and plant some oats with the expectation that the beans may produce another flush to harvest before it gets too cold. If not it will be good for the soil for sure. I haven't heard back about my soil sample yet. Maybe I'll be able to amend the soil before I replant.
Yesterday afternoon I picked these beauties and then started getting saucey. I'll can them later today.
One thing I'm kinda hacked off over... these are NOT oxheart tomatoes.
Sure they are big and meaty but they aren't as big and they dont have the right shape. They are kinda melted hearts or something. Unfortunately I can't remember when I got the seeds.. harumph.. next year I'm getting them from one of the heritage seed places. One year I had orange oxhearts the size of a large cat's head. Like this one....
Nicholas eating corn from the cob. Now I've seen everything.
Happy sunny and cool Tuesday everyone! Now get out there and get one more row of beans planted!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Rotten bean row - worked! And some Tuesday Happy Snaps
Posted by Ohiofarmgirl at 8:54 AM
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Very interesting how you planted your beans, I shall have to try that. Those tomatoes sure look pretty darn nice to me even if they are not as big as a corn eating cat's head.
I planted some fall beans as well. Hoping they will make it to produce since my spring beans got eaten by some deer.
I hear they're trying to teach fish to eat corn like cattle. I had no idea cats were in the running too. We really need to have our soil tested too... bother. Congrats on your successful bean planting project. Our new bush beans are doing alright, there about 4 inches tall now. If only we could keep our midnight visitor, the groundhog, away.
The tomatoes look real good, as if they would make a good sauce or soup..That''s good about the beans coming up..That cat needs to get a job, he has too much time on his hands.
I can't believe it worked - some of the pods were completely rotten. I'm thinking a lot about the "do nothing" garden method.. its making more and more sense.
Sorry about the deer, Becky... we've got some big dogs for that.
I can't wait for the soil tests to come back... I really need to get this fixed.
Ginny - he does have too much time on his hands, for sure!
A corn-eating cat! Now I've seen everything. My father-in-laws dog used to love green beans. Not really what you'd expect. (but they were darn fine beans!!)
Those tomatoes look magnificent, BLT's must be on the menu!
The cat eating the corn? Funny! The beans? Excellent Mine didn;t do well this year, but I've another crop I hope does ok before frost...
You know, our heritage seeds were all messed up too! Definitely not what they were supposed to be - we got a lot of generic market-looking tomatoes.
And I had a cat (maine coone too come to think of it) that adored corn on the cob. She'd twine around our ankles if she her a husk rustlin'. She got all the leftover cobs and picked them clean!
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