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Once the pumpkins were secure, I moved to the task of planting the Borlotto Solista Beans. The beds are framed with cinder block. Every other hole was dug out. Gravel and steer manure was mixed with the soil then placed back into the hole. Two seeds were planted 1-2 inches deep. A make shift support was erected with the anticipation of being covered by the bean heavy vines.
Everything will be irrigated with an automatic drip system. Great. One less chore to do. The pumpkins should mature in 95-100 days. The beans will be ready when they feel like it. They're Italian.
The task of planting fall/winter squash and fall beans was a bit nicer with the full moon this evening. It would be even better if it wasn't like Little Beirut out there with the bombs bursting in the hot, dry air.
Enjoy the 4th and this little bit of moon trivia from the Farmers' Almanac:
The Full Buck Moon – July is normally the month when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur. It was also often called the Full Thunder Moon, for the reason that thunderstorms are most frequent during this time. Another name for this month’s Moon was the Full Hay Moon.
I could not find the clip of Episode 52 where Lucy sings By the Light of the Silvery Moon. Dang.Take 5 and Love Lucy.