Sunday, August 4, 2013

And so the King Bean Harvest begins!

Well, remember my talking about the giant bean plant? You know, "Nancy and the Beanstalk?"
Well, we have begun harvesting!
My dog pointed them out to me.....funny dog...
There were some that were already dry, and some that are ready to eat tomorrow...big and fat and they will be so yummy! Terrific big broadbeans!



And there were some that were already mostly dry, very interesting....

From the looks of it, they are similar to Christmas Limas, and one plant will give plenty of beans....so if you have four, that may be enough, unless you want lots to dry. This is an amazing plant, its name is correct, I think, it was well worth the $5 I paid for some 10-12 beans.....we got a great soup and a great plant.
So, lesson? Be willing to experiment in your garden. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes you get a very happy surprise.
So, go to your farmers market and be open to new things, even if they seem a bit expensive.....afterall, one bean seed has certainly paid us back.....
Just sayin....
Have a great weekend.
Nancy

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