Thursday, October 17, 2013

Beans!

The beans (Red Mexican, Hutterite Soup, and Yellow Indian) have been picked, shelled, and dried.
Aren't they beautiful?!

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  1. Oh, my word! Those are gorgeous! I just love beans. I realized this year that the 2 heirloom varieties I had been saving were almost the same color--too much so to make me sure about purity. It concerned me enough that I plan to change one of the varieties I save next year.

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    1. Thanks, Cristy! We were quite pleased with them and they all look different enough to tell them apart quite easily. I hope you've got another pretty heirloom in mind for next year. There are so many to choose from! We've never saved beans for seed, but we plan to this year--at least with two of the varieties.

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  2. Those look so nice! I can't say I ever gave a moment's thought to growing, shelling, and drying beans for myself. Did it yield a considerable amount? Enough for soups through the winter months?

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    1. We got around 3.5 pounds I think from one 12 foot row of each--though the Hutterite Soup beans didn't really come up well and so were probably half that length of row in reality. So, not bad. If we devote more space to it--and work on vertical growing space, too--I think we could really make it worth our while. Definitely some soups and tacos in store for us this fall/winter though!

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