Tag Archives: Beans

Wordless Wednesday – All about my plot

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Six on Saturday … don’t amount to a (small) hill of beans

06-10-2018 Lovely, it’s raining hard. I’m grateful, I really am, but I can’t help wishing it would do it at night … when I am not walking the dog or wanting to dig up some ground elder. Easier to justify … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday – Beans

I’ve been picking drying beans for the last few days and shucking them to store as they get nice and crunchy. It’s a therapeutic task for a while, but then gets tedious, so I do them in batches. I love … Continue reading

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I’ve grown courgettes … marrows

We’ve been away and I am sure that I am not alone in that the first thing that I do on returning is to run around house making sure that all the indoor plants have survived, giving any drooping specimens … Continue reading

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Beanz Meanz …… a winter of hearty stews, casseroles and chilli

This year’s bean crop has been of mixed success. Some of the varieties I tried stopped growing at two leaves (e.g. Cherokee Trail of Tears and Cobra). I thought that something might have eaten them and I waited for side … Continue reading

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Climbing Beans: Wigwams or tents?

We grow a lot of beans in the vegetable patch each year. Being a vegetarian family, they are one of the staples of summer for us. We mostly eat the beans freshly picked, it is only as the season ends … Continue reading

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