My Trinity apply to the Runner Beans, Climbing Beans and Borlotti Beans…… I put them all in one whole row at bed no. 8 this year 2012….
I have constructed the beans supported frame with special care and planning….. noticed that the weather can destruct any weak workmanship in the past…. my frame was built with lots of canes and steel poles and it has stood real wonder this year…. Also the bed has been used as compost trench during the winter months…. with all the goodies underground…. the result harvest was very satisfactory….
June view…. at the beginning of June, the young beans started to move upwards….
July view….. from mid of July the runner beans has taken off like true runners…. beans flowers blooming and young beans has formed….
August has been the busiest time to gather runner beans… they grow faster than I gather….
Here are the runner beans… the variety ‘Liberty’ from Bert….. another name is ‘Long as an arm’…..
Next is the climbing beans…. catching up with the runner beans……
‘Cobra’ the variety I planted this year…. used in lots of stir fried recipes….
Finally the Borlotti beans has appeared in August and continue forming till late September…..
Have collected lots of Borlotti beans, after drying them for a while, shelling them gave lots of pleasure…. like the jewels popping out one by one… the nature artist has painted each bean a master piece with vibrant and subtle colour all at once…. love it all….
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This year I have put bed no. 10 be my trialling bed for my ‘Three Sisters’ planting’… that is putting Sweet corns, Beans and Squashes together in one bed…. this mix and match planting has its own advantage for these three different kinds of plants…..
Since this bed has been dug over during the winter months 2010, best bed to try on…..
The end result of all these three was the Squashes…. really champion for all my last three years outputs and that means I have lots of Courgettes, Marrows, Patti Pans, bountiful of those Lebanese white Bush Marrows…. Next best was the beans, my Borlotti Beans has a good year, my 2 tepees had bountiful and I have to recruit a helper for my beans harvest…. Unfortunately my sweet corns were not as my expect… mistake noted that they were put in centre of the bed as a crowd, which looks nice at the beginning but I found it difficult to access into the enlarged crowd to apply any TLC at the mid of its growing stage, therefore the yield was only half alright….
Here are some images I took for this project…..
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I decided to delicate the post for my visiting helper who popped down to my plot and gave me a hand…..
It was a glorious last day of September, noticed that those Borlotti Beans are ready to pick, so here we go…. have a happy harvest…
My dear friend have a green dose of nature living… the knowing of where all those beans come from…. not from book or from other media…. most of all not come from Super Stores…
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