Harvest Monday us hosted by Daphne's Dandelions. Stop by her site and see what other bloggers are harvesting from their gardens.
This was one of the best weeks harvest wise so far this summer.
|Clockwise from the top left, 'Cornetto Largo Verde', 'Greencrop', 'Cherokee' and 'Velour' beans.|
|'Silvery Fir Tree', 'Victor', 'Black Cherry', 'Amy's Apricot' and 'Italian Dwarf Cherry' tomatoes.|
|Pole beans and mixed tomatoes.|
|Volunteer tomatoes and mixed beans.|
|'Cherokee' and 'Purple Queen' beans.|
|'Victor' tomato, 'Primero' cabbage, 'Quadratti D'Asti Gialo' peppers and 'Greencrop' beans.|
The shallots won't be included until next week after they have had their preliminary curing.
The bean harvest was well over two pounds this week. 'Greencrop' and 'Cherokee' are tied as the most productive bush beans.
Those beans look wonderful. Sadly I'm still in a bean lull. But I do see some flowers coming on so hopefully I'll get some soon.ReplyDelete
I'm very surprised at the amount of bush beans I've harvested. They are fom 4 rows in a 3' x 3' area. My pole beans are blooming away. The harvest should shift to the soon.Delete
Beautiful! those beans look very nice!ReplyDelete
Thanks Jenny, this is the first year I've been getting mostly long, straight pods.Delete
Nice bunch of beans! And the tomatoes and everthing else are beautiful too.ReplyDelete
Your beans are wonderful - I love the variety!ReplyDelete
Thanks Susan, I find the veriety makes the beans a bit more interesting when you are eating them every day.Delete
I am not really a bean person but yours look really good Ed. How do you prepare your beans?ReplyDelete
They are washed, snapped and put in one of those steamer bags and then microwaved. Then maybe a little butter, salt and pepper. My favorite way is to fry them wirh garlic in olive oil!Delete
I didn't think about doing them stir fry, I may have to give them a try next year. I am getting burnt out on snow peas and I bet green beans freeze better.Delete
I was never that fond of beans till I grew my own. They go great in a stir fry. They freeze very well.Delete
Your harvest looks so nice! The Cherokee beans look interesting, are they a bush wax bean? I've tried pole wax varieties, but without much success. The beans looked horrible, but yours look perfect!ReplyDelete
Thanks Nutmeg Gardener! 'Ckerokee' area bush wax bean. They should be relatively easy to find on the seed racks in the spring. They grow a bit taller, topping out at about 2 ft. They are very crisp, firm and juicy.Delete
Wow. Color me envious. Just a few beans on my drought-and-heat stressed plants. (Temps over 100 for 10 days and then in the mid-90s for weeks on end will do that I guess.)ReplyDelete
What's your secret to a prolific, straight bean crop??
I have no secret. I water them when it very dry and did put a few sticks among the plants in order to help keep them from flopping. I think it may be the varieties. They 'Greencrop' beans look like this every year.Delete