We will go rejoicing...
Bringing in the beans! (And some squash too...!)
I love me some beans! This year I planted 4 varieties. Baker Creeks Golden Wax, Blue Lake (of course) and (new to me) Contender and Royalty Purple.
The Golden Wax always arrives first. I swear these are the most tender beans on the planet. If you've boiled them for 5 minutes, you've boiled them too long. These are great if you like to steam your beans.
The Contenders are starting to size up along with the Purple Royalty. I should be picking more and more of those over the next few days. The Blue Lake's are just starting to bloom now.
I've divided my bean patch into 3 sections and I'm rotating my picking that particular patch every three days, so while I'm picking every day, I'm allowing the smaller beans to size up.
We've hit a hot, dry spell here lately, (the whole East Coast has) so I've been watering the bean patch every few days. I want those beans tender and plump!
I'm sure I'll be spending part of this weekend putting all these beans up. I've got 3 bags in the fridge waiting to process now.
(*Along with all those Sweet Onions. I'm going to freeze up I want first, then I'll give the rest to the neighbors and coworkers next week.)