Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Picking Green Beans

Yesterday, I stretched the water hoses into the garden. Even with the light rain, I have wilting plants. While I was in the garden, I dug all the potatoes (so the fire ants won't eat them during this dry weather), thinned carrots, and picked more green beans. Green beans are so sneaky. After I feel that I have picked every single bean from a section and move on to the next, I look back and there they are. - bunches and bunches of beans that I overlooked. Green beans like to be picked clean so they will keep producing so I go back and get those missed beans. Later, as I leave the garden, I look and there are still more beans on the vines. How does this happen? I have never thought about being an inattentive worker, but the proof hangs on the vine.

Rattlesnake beans will be next and they are easier to see.

3 comments:

mull-berry said...

Can you hear their rattle, therefore, not miss them? Lol

mull-berry said...

Can you hear their rattle, therefore, not miss them? Lol

wisteria said...

Only if I leave them on the vine too long will they rattle.
They have purple stripes and are easier to see against the green. The older people around here grow them and save seeds. They shared with me. Some people call them the Devil's Tongue or the Tongue of Fire. None of the names sound like something you would want to eat, but they are the best canning and freezing green bean for this area (my opinion). They loose the purple when you cook them.