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June 17th in the garden.
I put an end to green bean season. Not much left out there anyway. I don’t pull out the plants. I snip them off at the base, leave the roots in the ground, and throw the plant back in the bed to decompose.
I planted five diverse varieties of green beans this year. Three bush and two pole. The pole beans were Purple Podded and Lazy Wife. The Purple Podded was an interesting grow, but I probably won’t plant them again. The Lazy Wife didn’t ever get going. I think I may have planted them too late and they didn’t like the heat. Those will be a no for next season as well.
Two of the bush beans were quite successful and they will most certainly go back in the ground this fall. Those are Dragon’s Tongue and Borlotto Di Vigevano Nano. I also planted Blue Lake 24/7 and they didn’t produce as well, so those will not be planted again.
All’s quiet on the bean front for the summer. Next up? Taking out the dead snapdragons. I have melons, squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, and peppers left. All good summer crops. Oh, and the sweet potatoes, which will get harvested next spring, and the rouge regular potatoes in the compost pile, which I am going to go dig up right now. I’m curious about what’s in there.