Monday, June 27, 2011

Magical Fruit


Organic Garden Bean Blue Lake FM-1 (Pole Type) from Park Seed Co. was finally planted on June 19, 2011 after the sweet peas were cleared from the support.  The beans germinated a short 6 days later on June 25th.   Here’s what Park Seed Co. uses for a description:

Extra Early Pods are Stringless and Fiberless!

White seeds are tender and delicious!

60 days. A classic choice for early beans of highest quality eating, Blue Lake FM-1 sets pods that remain stringless and fiberless at all stages of growth! The dark green pods are tender and rich, filled with white seeds and an incomparable flavor.

Many gardeners prefer pole beans for their distinctive "beany" flavor. Because they use vertical space, they free up the horizontal rows in the vegetable garden for other varieties while bearing abundant harvests. They're easier than bush beans to harvest as well. Direct-sow after all danger of frost, and for best harvest, keep sowing at 3-week intervals until late spring. For fall crops, begin in late summer and continue until a month or so before first frost date. Support the 5- to 8-foot vines on a trellis, tower, or poles spaced 3 feet apart. Pkt is 2 ounces (about 100 seeds).

More seeds will be planted this week and the following week to insure a bunch of beans for the freezer.imageUniversity of Illinois Extension

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