Thursday, May 8, 2008

Beans, beans...

(All baby plants look like Muppets to me)
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These are scarlet runner beans. Aren't they cute? Flowers are edible, bean pods are too- you can eat 'em like green beans. Apparently when dried, the beans themselves taste a lot like butter beans. I love how they all are coming up at once, like somebody flipped a switch.
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I've set up a bamboo-pole teepee above them, and I'll add string supports as soon as they get a little bigger. Can't wait to see how these babies grow.

6 comments:

Verde said...

Ahhh how cute. Mine didn't flip like a switch. I think I planted them too deep.

This is not a plat I've had trouble with before.

Rabbits' Guy said...

I think they grow big!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Hold on here just a heck of a minute. That is NOT the same picture as yesterday. Those beans are bigger now ... wadda ya feedin' them? Oh ... don't bother, we know.

The Bunns said...

Got Parsley?

Yellow said...

Ooooh, oohh oooh ooh oooh! I ordered some seeds yesterday and can't wait for them to arrive. I'm digging up the flower bed in my south-facing front garden ready to fill it with food, so to speak. And now I've cleared away tons of ivy, my snail population has dissapeared, so my long-established current bushes are un nibbled.

Tamra Stallings said...

did you get any beans off these plants? for two years I have planted these and I get lots of great flowers but no beans. However it was nice to hear I can eat the leaves and flowers.