One of the things I love about summer is having a vegetable garden, I love fresh veggies, unlike in the stores they have... what's that word.. oh yes.. flavor! On that list of fresh vegetables is burgundy Bush beans. Like yellow beans but less woody, slightly better flavor and they keep producing from mid summer until frost. This spring it was an adventure finding the seeds. Most stores didn't carry them this year for some reason and by the time I found some, it was getting late in the year. After running around from store to store, making a garden bed for them and sowing the seeds, I came inside to put the extra seeds in the cupboard for a second planting in two weeks. When I opened the cupboard door, there was a full packet of seeds already sitting there. I apparently bought extra last year and never thought to check d'oh!
One of my friends asked me if I had planted my purple beans, (they actually look more purple than burgundy) I answered yes and took this photo of my little bean plants growing.
I was so happy with my little bean-e-babies. UNTIL!!! Da da dummm! Here's the dramatic part.
Something wicked comes our way!!!
Where's my beans! There was no joy in beanville that day, only sadness, call a veg-terinarian! Look at my poor spinach in the following picture, can you even see any!
Anyway, I didn't touch anything for about two days, by then the plant will begin to either recover or it will have died. It looked like the cast of Riverdance did a scene run.. through my garden. :(...
Now they are a little bean forest and doing well, the second group I sowed is almost as big as the first group but best of all, I was able to eat fresh burgundy beans yesterday, yum.