May 8, 2016. The garden is ready to plant. Should I plant 4 or 6 rows of beans? I can never have too many and if I do, I’ll give them away or leave them so I plant 6 rows or maybe it was 8.
June, early in the month. Weeding is hard work but is there anything that looks better than row after row of cleanly weeded emerging plants.
June, late in the month. The beans, and the rest of the garden, are doing well after a dry spring. I can’t wait for fresh beans to eat.
July. Rains have broken the drought. The garden looks great. Can’t wait for fresh beans and peas.
August: Rains continue. And the beans have started to produce. So nice.
Mid August. The beans are really producing. REALLY producing. I pick prepare and freeze 20 gals. in one picking. Do I really like beans as much as I thought?
late Aug. Beans, beans, beans. If I never see another bean it will be too soon for me. I have 35 gallons in the freezer. I pick more and give them away.
Sept.3, 2016. The beans are about done. Yahoo. I pull the vines out and pile them up to be hauled away. Here is the pile so far. I’m only about 3/4 done ripping them out.