Saturday, July 23, 2011

Waxing nostalgic

It's been two years since I've had a good crop o' beans.  Last year I grew Brittle Wax, which had done well for me in the past, but not so well this time.  We had one or two meals' worth, but nothing extra to can, which was a huge disappointment to me.

This year I planted Rocdor yellow bush beans and Fortrex green pole beans, both from Johnny's.  So far the pole beans are growing amazingly well.  But they're still in the flowering stage.  My yellow wax beans, however, have started producing like gangbusters.  Long and slim, uniform and uncurled!

I've missed my wax beans, I'm not afraid to say.  Now we just need the green ones to pick up the pace a bit, and we can start filling the pantry shelves.


Erin said...

I too, LOVE the wax beans, and they look so pretty mixed in with the green. Next year I want to try the Fortex and a variety of climbing yellow wax. Love the cabbage dish, too, it looked delish!

Mama Pea said...

I always plant Rocdor (seeds from Johnny's, too!) and have excellent harvest from them. I plant one 16' row and that's PLENTY for the two of us (I freeze mine) to last a whole year and enough to give some away. Like Erin, I really like to mix green and yellow beans for an eye-appealing veggie on the plate.

Lucky Lizard Ranch said...

Love the yellow wax beans!!!

Jo said...

The Rocdor so far has out-performed the Fortex. But that was all at once. We'll see what the summer-long harvest is like!