I swear I took a picture of my baby green beans, but somehow it didn’t make it onto my computer…odd. They are still very tiny- 3 or 4 inches long max. I’m hoping I grew enough for a few harvests at least.
And some flowers thrown in for good measure.
And Keeping it all wet:
I got the directions on how to make this rain barrel from Mir at Woulda Shoulda Coulda. (Scroll down a bit into the comments for the step-by-step directions). It’s working incredibly well so far, and I’m really pleased that we finally put one up. It really bothers me to turn on the hose since I feel like I am wasting so much water. This little thing is keeping my green beans very happy.
Pete has been going out to the farm a few times a week (goddamn him and his summer vacations) and helping to do all manner of chores. Last week he spent about 7 hours trellising and trimming tomato plants (aside: their tomatoes are unbelievable. They are sagging under the weight of hundreds of giant tomatoes. It’s unreal and makes my piddly little tomatoes look especially sad.) and as he was going he kept finding green tomatoes that had dropped off the plants. He didn’t feel like he could throw them into the compost, so the owners told him that he could bring them home if he wanted. He promptly tossed them up in the window to ripen, but considering we are only a few weeks away from a vine-ripened tomato glut and these will taste like carboard comparatively, I’m going to slice them up and fry them while they are still green. The again, I think these are so charming and pretty lined up on the window that they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.