Sunday, May 31, 2009

A Beginning and an End

The peas are nearly done; in a few days we will eat the few that are left and then pull the vines to add to the compost pile. However, the dwarf runner beans are making big red flowers! They don't show in the picture, but some very short, very new beans are also on those plants.

I just read today, in the newest issue (June/July 2009) of Mother Earth News, that runner beans do not do well in areas that have hot summers. This information makes me even more curious how this variety, Hestia, will do. I've not grown it before, but I was entranced by the thought of such short runner beans (20 inch vines!) with such big, beautiful flowers.

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