Monday, October 17, 2011

Old Beans

This is what was going on in my In-A-Pot garden while I was busy reading studies. These beans. If I let just 2 or 3 days go by without attending to them, they get old and seedy.



I had more beans than I knew what to do with this summer, growing out of this old laundry detergent tub. It was the most success I ever had with an edible plant.
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6 comments:

Dr. Mel said...

HOW COOL IS THAT??????!!!!! They look to be in good shape, too--hardly any bean-beetle damage. You did better than our farm! Bix and the Beanstalk! I had/have potatoes growing in my compost heap. So much fun. Also am looking forward to trying Jerusalem artichokes for the first time--but I'm "sposed" to wait till after the first frost (whenever the heck that will be) to start harvesting them. Makes them sweeter, I'm told.

Bix said...

lol. They're still there. I still haven't picked them! The colder weather is starting to ravage the leaves but they're still putting out new beans, almost overnight.

How tall are your Jerusalem artichoke plants? Could I do them in a pot? I never had one. I'd love to try it in soup.

Dr. Mel said...

I planted the J. Artichokes in a raised bed. You probably could do them in a large, but heavy, pot, as they get about 8 ft. tall. Or tie the upright part of plants to a fence. But a farmer told me (I didn't know this) to cut off the flowering tops to put more strength into the roots & tubers. We shall see!

Dr. Mel said...

Pick those beans and parsteam, then freeze them. They'll still be good! Tasty!

Bix said...

8 ft! oh, what the hay. I'll try it, it'll be fun.

Dr. Mel said...

The J. artichokes also have beautiful yellow flowers that smell like chocolate!