Monday, July 6, 2009

Green beans

The first harvest of bush beans is in full swing. So far have pulled 28 ounces of them from 3 squares worth. And I have 9 more squares of them well on their way, so we should have plenty of them for a while.

After a nice harvest of sugar snap peas a couple weeks ago, the next wave of them are coming in now. The shelling peas however seemed to have shut down. That's okay since I wasn't all that impressed with them. The yield was really too small to do much with. I don't think I'll grow them again next year.

The cucumber plants are really taking to the warm and sunny weather. The pickling cucs are heading up the netting. And the the slicing cucs are looking a lot better. The one I assumed was dead, is now putting out nice new growth too.

I also started a few broccoli and cauliflower seeds inside. With all the rearranging we have on the table for Fall, I'm not sure we'll get much of a harvest before we have to shut everything down, but there's no harm in trying.

Aside from that, not much else to report. I've just been watering/weeding/pruning for the last week or so. Still waiting on some tomatoes to ripen. I have a TON of them on the vine, though. If even half of them are usable, I'm going to have to learn how to can really quick!


  1. OOOhhh, make salsa. I just made my second batch today. Well worth it.

  2. I know how it is with the tomatoes. LOADS of green ones. I think my Mom said that she found 3 today (I am currently disabled to harvest due to an arch flair up...:crying:). Let the tomato season begin! Yes, salsa, tomato sauce, canned tomatoes, you name it, I have it planned! lol

    I tried to start broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower seeds inside. Right when I got a pretty seedling, they would die. I went to the garden around June and just put them in the ground, did WONDERFUL! Well, until the squash decided to block out the sun for him LOL

    Congrats on the cucumber "coming to life". When I first planted my cucumbers, I thought they were dead since they were turning white and not growing much at all. BOY I was wrong! lol

    Over 2 lbs of green beans from 3 sq ft? WOW! I put 3 per square. I think I wasted lots of ground for beans! Oh well, live and learn hehe

  3. I planted the bush beans 9 to a square and it seems to be working out well. At this rate we're going to have A LOT of green beans. Hopefully enough to freeze some for later.