Sunday, August 30, 2009

Beans, Beans, Beans

A 6 foot high fence is not enough

I'm crazy for beans and grew 7 kinds this summer, 2 varieties for shelling and 5 for eating as snap beans or to freeze. I thought I would feature a few varieties on the blog this week. The ones pictured above are Garden of Eden, I've written about them before, they have vigourous vines that keep going after they hit the top of the trellis just reaching for more. The beans are grown to a large size and cook quickly to yield a tender, scrumptious bean. I like eating them as an appetizer, dipped in good oil or hummus, or tossed with oil and vinegar and S&P.
Plain and simple.

I wish you could smell these ginger lilies, the fragrance is like that of a magnolia or gardenia, lemon and ginger, fresh and crisp. Walking past this fence right now is olfactory heaven.


Heather said...

It must have been a great year for beans! Yours look amazing!

Garden Girl said...

Its always a great year for beans in my opinion, they are one of the most rewarding crops, that's one reason I grow so many different kinds.