I've already mentioned it, but now it's really fact. All though this summer I kept fawning over other's pictures of their bean harvests. Mine were curled, sparse, bug laden and generally non existent. It made me sad.
I had an extra trellis spot open in August and planted some more in a hail Mary attempt and sure enough, they've grown and now that the weather has gotten cooler....BAM! Green beans abound!
I honestly think it was the heat of June and July that did them in. Now the struggle is going to be rearranging my own planting tendencies to make sure I understand that just because "they" say I can plant beans in the spring, they really do better for me in the fall and if I want pretty, straight beans, I need to revamp my way of thought and go with what works for me, regardless of what the extension agency says. That's going to be the hard part, but look...they're straight and there's more than three of them at a time! They were even clustered together on the vine. I've never had bean clusters. Woohoo!
Keychains for a Cause is still going strong and we're still running the free shipping offer for October. We had another custom keychain order from a woman who's father had both bladder and kidney cancer so we made a keychain to reflect both colors. If you'd like colors that aren't on the website yet, please email me and we'll get them up right away.
January 27, 2015 - Family update
2 years ago