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16 August 2008

Fruits of Our Labors

We're starting to get some yummy things out of our garden! The summer squash is happily producing 1-2 a week so far, although there are lots of blossoms down in there that make me worry that we won't be able to keep up with it. This is our second tomato, and the first big bowl of beans. Those beans are cool beans: they're an heirloom variety from the Seed Saver's catalog called Sultan's Golden Crescent. They look yummy & we'll soon find out! If we like them I'll keep the seeds from a couple of beans and plant them next year. How cool is that? We also grew some dry beans. Those are extra cool. You let the pods dry before you pick them, shell them, and you have kidney beans and pinto beans! (I know I recently mentioned that I'm a city kid. It's showing again, I think.)


Martin and Jessica said...

Hooray for things that grow in dirt! I'm so glad you're having fun with your garden! We're getting produce from ours too...although we over did it on the zucchini this year! Dooh! :)

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

Yummy! I love fresh grown beans. Nothing else like 'em in the world.

Anne Chovies said...

I’m seeing a cucumber and a zucchini and can’t for the life of me figure out why anyone would plant such things. But the tomato and wax beans look great! The makings of a great stew!

Ritsumei said...

Actually, both of those are "black beauty" summer squash. It's the best squash I've ever eaten. YUM.


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