The Borlotto Solista beans planted on 05/18/10 germinated today. The Summer Savory seeds have been ordered. The savory will be planted along side the beans as companions. According to Carrots Love Tomatoes,
in Germany savory is called the bean herb because it’s good to grow with beans and also to cook with them. It goes with onions as well, improving growth and flavor.
Farmer MacGregor has plans to build a bean support for what should be very colorful beans. I’ll feature more of his handy work soon. Also in garden news – The Black Hungarian Peppers have bloomed. There are 5 plants sharing a bed with Serrano Peppers and Al Kuffa Tomatoes. The garlic will make way for more Serranos. From left to right: Al Kuffa tomatoes, garlic, Serrano peppers, Black Hungarian peppers.
The beans are planted in the holes of the cinder block seen in the foreground. Planted in the other holes are chives, thyme, marigolds, and lobelia. There’s also lavender but you can’t see it in the photo above.