Thursday, October 23, 2008

Four Beans a Day

After grousing all summer about the low productivity of my admittedly small and relatively untended veggie garden, I'm beginning to see that it's actually a sort of tortoise-and-hare story out there. Slow and steady wins the race.

In this case, the race is to our plates.

We get about four green beans a day from the plants I put in early this summer, one or two beans per bush. By the end of the week, we have accumulated enough beans of various sizes to make a reasonable serving for the two of us. This has been going on for months and months and, given that the plants are shaded by taller things, rarely fertilized and hardly watered, I think that's pretty darn good.

The leaves are beginning to take on a tired air now, yellowing and curling like arthritic hands - I don't expect we'll have very many more days of bean production. But, that's what I said two months ago and we are still in greenie beanie heaven once or twice a week. What more could we ask?

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3 Comments:

Blogger cookiecrumb said...

You win!

Thursday, October 23, 2008  
Blogger dancingmorgan mouse said...

All I'm getting is pretty pink & purple flowers, so, you win indeed!

Friday, October 24, 2008  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Cookiecrumb, yes, each day we get a little prize!

Morgan, just wait! Those flowers will turn into yummies soon.

Saturday, October 25, 2008  

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