Took down the supports for the climbing beans this weekend. A real sign that vegetable growing season has changed. The remaining Barlotti's will have to be dried off indoors at home. It's a depressing time, especially when I see how much work is needed to get the plot in shape before the winter 'break'.
To cheer myself up I packeted up some of the beans I've already dried.
There's Canadian Wonder
Magic Purple Podded Climbing Bean "Malagrowther"
as well as Barlotti
Well that's what 99% of them looked like. When I podded these two (which looked the same as the rest on the outside) the beans were purple. I've saved them in a separate envelope clearly labelled. I wonder what the next generation will look like?
When I was teaching we used dried beans and pulses in artwork . The colours can be amazing can't they?ReplyDelete
HHHmmmm... so I wonder what will grow from those beans??? Maybe a magic beanstalk with something extra tasty...and yet we have to wait three more seasons to find out!!ReplyDelete
I think you have very high standards. You should visit our plot and see how prepared you really are in comparison.ReplyDelete
I watched Jamie Oliver doing a quick cassoulet last night, so that's where the last of our beans are going.ReplyDelete
Cassoulet gets my vote! Great selection of beans Mal.ReplyDelete
Beautiful colors, especially those purple ones!
I harvested my climbing beans a month ago. There was only enough to save for the seeds for next year. I wonder if they will grow more pods if they are sowed earlier (I sowed mine in June)...