I was inspired earlier this year, by a post on tend written by Julia, about growing dry beans. I have never been a big green bean eater, but I do love cooking dried beans. I decided to let my runner beans and pole beans dry before picking this year, and the experience has been really rewarding. Something about planting a seed/bean/pea, and watching the resulting plant grow through all the cycles of life is a really satisfying experience in and of itself, but growing beans for the result of the actual bean seemed different somehow. Looking forward to cooking them, and I will save some for planting next year as well. I also left some peas on the vine to dry, for planting next year. Opening each pod is like unwrapping a surprise present. So beautiful and colorful.
One of each – peas, runner beans, pole beans – just picked
Just like their mothers