Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Green bean harvest!

I made my way to the garden for the first time in a few days.  Look what I found!

This heat and humidity is good for something.  The last time I looked, there were itty bitty green beans getting ready to grow and now there were plenty of fully grown beans ready for harvest.

I planted a different green bean this year, an heirloom variety called Triomphe de Farcy from Burpee.  It's a french style bean which said it was early (48 days or so)... I guess so!  :)

Everything is growing great except the remaining lettuce, which didn't make it with all this heat and rain.  I will plant some more green beans in that area once the soil dries out a bit.  It's mostly mud now.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful green beans!! We had some steamed and salted ones from a local farm for our dinner last night. Takes me back to my childhood and my Grandpa's fine homegrown ones!! Yours look so good!!

Christy@WickedHappy said...

You just can't beat fresh green beans! Seeing your photo reminds me of hot summers with my Grandma, snapping bowls and buckets full of beans. Maybe not the most exciting task, but so worth it at the dinner table! Thanks for this post. Best of luck with the rest of your garden.

Karen June Miller said...

Man, I wish I had the time to garden! I love visiting the vegetable gardens of friends. The earthy smells are intoxicating! For now, I just have a container herb garden and flowering plants.

Yes, the Salt and Vinegar Potato Salad is a must try! I thought the same thing about the mayo. Although I love mayo, it certainly boosts up calories and cholesterol. Olive oil, on the other hand, is so healthy! I really felt like I was eating a fabulously healthy and delicious hot salad. Let me know what your hubby thinks.

Hugs, KJ

P.S. The green beans look divine!

Charlene said...

My parents green beans came in a few weeks ago while I was home; it was fun sitting around snapping beans--memories from when I was young and still at home and helping my mother and grandmother. There's nothing like good home grown vegetables!

Manuela@TPOH said...

Yumm, they look beautiful! I know, my lettuce is bolting like you wouldn't believe. The heat index is 106 today. This is usually the weather we have in August...I'm afraid of what the rest of the summer will be like!!


Vee said...

I can't remember if I commented because I was here to zip off to Amazon. The beans look particularly tasty to me. Savor that fresh from the garden flavor as it is certainly like no other. And it must be very satisfactory to have grown them...all that hard work pays off!

freetobeme - Anita said...

Hmm, mmm, your green beans do look good!

Anonymous said...

Oh, my! I'm suffering from bean-envy. I have lots of flowers on my plants, but no beans are forming yet. I hope the bees know about them :) Maybe the local bees don't like this variety- they've been buzzing all over my spiderwort for days, and it's just a few feet from my bean bed. Here's wishing you an abundant harvest , few weeds and a super quick recovery from your illness. D in NY