yesterday out and about, saw packages of bean seeds
i did not have already on display. i looked, i had
the packages in my hand, read the descriptions and
had to tell myself that i really did not need even
more varieties that i don't have room to grow.
i put them back, someone else will have to give them
a new home. later on, if they have them for half price
or better i'll reserve the right to change my mind...
What kind of bean ? We <actually I , but ...> grew Kentucky Wonder last
year , but decided we don't particularly like the flavor . This year we're
<...> going to grow some Blue Lake , since that's the most common <AFAIK>
canned bean on the grocery shelf . Hey , the flavor you're used to might be
the best one to grow for home canning .
On a side note , my seedlings are doing great <'maters and peppers> except
the Anaheims and Jalapenos , both of which I've reseeded in new containers
because the first planting didn't germinate after 3 weeks . Might need more
A friend of mine has about 3 genuine 'Anasazi Beans' from an actual anasazi
dwelling. He's stored them in a dark dry jar for 30 years or more, but the
y could be as much as 1000 years old. He wants me to grow them in my garden
since they originally came from this area. We've heard stories of people s
prouting and growing them but I'd sure want to do it right. I don't know if
we'd try all 3 at once, or one at a time ... or let somebody else who is a
bean expert do it! So far I haven't taken him up on the offer but it is al
most bean planting time again here. I should probably practice with some si
milar beans first and see how they do in our soil.
I grew Hopi red limas last year, was a bust for our region, more vines
than beans. Still have some seed so may plant some next year (running
out of canned green beans so need to grow those this year in my limited
space) but only a sparse amount so they don't overgrow everything in
sight. Damned things got about twelve feet long so I had to prune them.
I've grown Blue Lake, Contenders, and, this year, Kentucky Blue will be
planted. Contender or Blue Lake have always been good ones for us but
I'm hoping the Kentucky Blue will be a better flavored bean.
I would be planting now but there is a threat of a frost this week.
Most of the ice from the recent storms has melted ... we're expecting snow
later today . Right now it's just above freezing with an expected low
tonight up here in The Holler in single digits ... last freeze here is
usually in mid April .
several, i didn't write them down, one wax/yellow bean
that had a mottled brownish seed (couldn't quite tell
the color of the seeds from the package). another was
a purple podded bean of some sort. others too, i just
had to get out of there... :)
Blue Lake is very common and it works for most
people well enough that they don't ever grow any
in my defense i was under the influence of
good chinese food from our favorite place. :)
we've been going there for 40-something years.
we might hit 31F in a week. last night was -19F.
i hope the cold air doesn't get that far south again.
today is beautiful out, bright shining sun. i may
go outside for a few minutes.
Wandos look promising, let us know how they fare.
i've not grown any of them here, but the pods are
thick like the soup peas i grow.
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