Thursday, July 15, 2010

First Green Bean Harvest

Last year, we planted four rows of green beans and only 2 of those really produced.  Two of the rows, which saw afternoon shade and morning sun, thrived while the other rows only grew a couple of beans.  This year, we planted in a different location and packed the bed with rows.  Rows are only 8 inches apart with plants about 4 inches apart.  This years plants, a blue lake bush variety, are twice the height of last years and are also much bushier.  As we peeled the plants apart from one another this morning, the beans were quick to show themselves hanging from most the plants. Today, we picked our first crop of the beans and it weighed in at about 13 ounces. 

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