Monday, September 19, 2011

Harvest Monday and the Mystery Bean

Peppers and pole beans were the theme this week.
Above, the mystery bean.  The color did not come out that well but it is green with violet shadings.  this week I took a good look at all of the pole bean plants.  I save my pole by color, ie. a white seeded, black seeded etc.  The white seeded is a 'Romano' type, the buff seeded is 'Trionfo Violetto' a purple bean.  Since the vine is in with the white seeded types it must be a variant of the buff seeded 'Trionfo Violetto'.  What ever it's origins, it is very productive and I've marked several pods to save the seeds and see what happens with it next year.

Above, the peppers are coloring up very fast now, but are much smaller.
Above, 'Cornettoe Largo Verde' pole beans- the largest are almost a foot long and still tender!
Above, more peppers, a few 'Trionfo Violetto' and 'Tennessee Greasy' pole beans.
Above, some flowers from the garden.  This year I grew two kinds of cockscomb, you can see the red 'Toreador' in the bouquet.  Both did great this year and were the most commented on flowers in the garden.  The only problem being I have not been able to get a good picture if either one!  the only  problem with cockscomb as a cut flower is that it sheds seed all over the table!
Above, a close up of the bouquet.  This is the best photo of the 'Sweet 16' cosmos this year.

Not pictured were the cherry tomatoes and another 'Muncher' cucumber.

Harvest Monday is hosted by Daphne's Dandelions.


  1. The flowers are beautiful. They match your wallpaper. I'm envious of the peppers. We have 4 or 5 plants that are no longer producing.

  2. Nice harvests! The Cornetto Largo Verde beans look a lot like the Musica beans that I'm growing, big flat and delicious.

  3. Good looking harvests! The peppers are particularly nice!