by Sandy Lastname July. 20, 2017 748 views
Fortex pole bean with tendril

Fortex pole bean with tendril

Even though I've given up on my 365 project, I'm going to make an effort to post current photos as much as I can, occasionally going back further for photos that I really like.

This was taken late yesterday afternoon... The pole beans are starting to come in with abundance in my garden. This is a Fortex pole bean, with a tendril from a neighboring plant trying grab on to use it for a leg up.

I grow Fortex beans every year - they're nicely productive, and can get to a really large, overgrown size without toughening up if you miss a few days of picking. No strings, either. They're superb. (Mild flavor, too, if you have kids who don't like green beans.) This year I also planted some Monte Cristo pole beans - The Count of Monte Cristo has always been one of my favorite books, so I had to give them a shot. The individual beans are smaller, but there are more of them, so quantity/productivity seems to be a wash between the two varieties. Also perfectly stringless with no-fuss prep. I'd enthusiastically recommend both varieties.

I canned a few jars of green beans last year, but forgot to put the (optional) canning salt in the jars before processing. You wouldn't think it would make a big difference - that you could just add salt when cooking - but NOPE. Not delicious. I can only use them in recipes with a ton of other ingredients. Hopefully I can avoid that mistake this year!

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- Kim - 3 years, 9 months ago

How beautiful!  I love the simplicity and the bokeh.

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Sandy Lastname Replied to - Kim - 3 years, 9 months ago

Thank you!

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Helen Hooker 3 years, 9 months ago

This goes to show great photos can be made from the simplest of things - just lovely!

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Sandy Lastname Replied to Helen Hooker 3 years, 9 months ago

Thanks so much!  You work with what you have, right?

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
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