I’ve been harvesting my Scarlet Runner beans .. quite loving how they grow! How they attract butterflies, bees and the hummingbirds. Enjoying the harvest of young beans and the giant seeds for drying (for next year’s crop and for cooking!)
I came across this most well written blog and wanted to share ….
I was filling baskets with French beans and Spanish magic beans last summer when I noticed that some of my Scarlet Runner Beans were ready to eat. Why in the world had I planted so many beans?
I was growing runners for the first time in at least seven years. I’d stopped planting them when my children had stopped asking me to erect bean tepees, which had never seemed worth the trouble of building. For years I had imagined the kids sitting inside a lovely live, green tepee on a hot summer day, making fairy houses or reading a picture book, and they apparently shared this fantasy. But it rarely came true. Hoeing in the tepee was difficult, so before long the space would fill with tall weeds. Watering was always troublesome, too. I would wrap a soaker hose around the…
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