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May 10, 2008

zora naki

i don’t know jack about growing dry beans, but i thought i’d give it a try this year. being of the vegetarian persuasion (at least most of the time), a certain number of beans are consumed around these parts. today i planted these beans.

The speckled brown beans are speckled bays (open pollinated) and the black beans are black turtle (organic). I planted them at the back of a deep bed along the fence and added some old trellis supports for them to grow up.

I figure that they can grow for the next three months and then i’ll just have to work my way back there once to pick them. The instructions on the package read “harvest the whole plants when 90% of the leaves have yellowed and hang up to dry, then shell the pods”.

sounds manageably low maintenance and will contribute to my fall/winter menus! genius.

i also baked another four loaves yesterday. my multigrain bread is getting better and better – a few more iterations and i should be ready to post it.

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