Sunday, March 8, 2009

Beans, Beans, Beans

In my opinion Green Beans provide more product per amount of time, work and space than any other vegetable in the garden. I have planted green beans for years and have always had a great crop with little work on my part. Just last year I had two rows that were about 25 ft. each, side by side. I have stuff planted here and there all over the property so you may find a row or tow of beans just about anywhere here. These two rows were planted in my fenced in area of the garden. From these I picked them clean of beans 4 times. The more you pick the more they grow, these things are great for gardeners of any skill level. I just plant them in a row and place a pole in the ground on each end. From this pole I run a string from one to the other near the top, and one at the bottom. I then run several strings from the top string to the bottom about every foot or so. The beans do the rest. Really that is all I do and I harvest beans from them til late fall. I then can, freeze and dry the extra beans I have. We eat a lot of green beans fresh from the garden but they come on so fast you must preserve some of them of they will go to waste. Gardens are just one way we can reclaim our freedom and independence. This is the reason I have chosen Kentucky Wonder Pole Beans as "Bullseye's Pick of the Week" Be sure to check Bullseye's Survival Gear for all your heirlooms seeds.

Product Description

Kentucky Wonder Pole Bean Phaseolus vugaris Heirloom 6-8 ft. Tender Annual Introduced in Kentucky before 1864, this brown-seeded strain produces large, silvery-green, fleshy pods with a distinctive flavor. Almost stringless and excellent for freezing. Pole beans do best with trellising. Plant 4 seeds per foot on each side of the trellis as soon as all danger of frost has passed. all beans do better when inoculated with rhizobial bacteria (available at garden centers) prior to planting. Enrich soil with mature compost. Harvesting tips. Pick when young and tender. Planting Depth: 1" Soil Temp. for Germ.: 60-80°F Days to Germ.: 7-15 Plant Spacing: 6-10" Days to Maturity: 60-65 Full Sun to Partial Shade Moderate Water
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Cygnus MacLlyr said...

Hey Bullseye-- Remember the old Sugar Smacks box-- withthe Toad right on the box...
The prize of the week? The mini-greenhouse! About 1.25" diameter with a grey sponge for bedding and a packet of beans to experiment with?
can't lose with a near perfect blend of carbs and protein in one efficient package, can you?

Love ya, man!

HermitJim said...

Garden fresh green beans...! Man, makes this old boy'sd mouth water just thinking about them!

Great pick...I mean, post!

erniesjourney said...

Thx Bull - this string thing is good idea!