June 12, 2012 - A Promise of Good Things to Come









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    1. Ooh, me too, Stay @ Home! In fact, I'm eating some right now, sprinkled over sliced peaches, with a slice of peanut butter toast.

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  2. So much potential. Sometimes I can almost hear the garden inhaling before the big bearing push. Lovely.

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    1. Stefaneener, it was actually 75F this morning, so I sat on the patio with a cup of coffee and watched the garden grow!

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  3. oh those are really good things to come :) which one is white bean and which is purple flower? I planted Fortex but it's only now starting to wake up so long time before flowers. Others are blooming though.

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    1. Jenny both are French filet bush beans. The white flowers are "Gourmet Green French" (Ed Hume Seeds), a variety I grow every year and love. They grow on a very neat, compact bush, and are very prolific and delicious when picked young. The purple flowered ones are "Velour". These are seeds from Ed, that I've never grown before. The are a purple pod bean. Fortex Is a French filet pole bean, and well worth the wait. It's my favorite, and I'm just sick that the bugs ate mine nearly to the ground this year. It looks like I'll have one of the three plantings recover, but not nearly enough for me. I'll try to get another planting in when the snap peas come out.

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  4. Looking good! My squash plants have barely grown at all yet ... it's still too cold!

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    1. Thanks, Deb. My melons are barely visible, and some just rotted off and died. It's finally warming up a bit, maybe the last few survivors will perk up and grow.

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  5. AG -- When you say "French filet" or "gourmet" is this referring to those long skinny green beans? That's what I'd thought since those words show up on the varieties I've planted the last two years. My grandson likes only the skinny ones; when he was very young, he called them "grass." They're not THAT skinny, but they are only about half as thick as the ones I grew up eating. Anyway, something about your wording makes me wonder if the words aren't more general than I'd thought.

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    1. Dianefaith, yes. They are the long skinny ones, although some are longer and skinnier than others :-)

      The Filet beans (Haricot Vert) Phaseolus vulgaris are thinner than other beans, not just an ordinary snap picked while still immature. However, they are not considered a separate species. Basically, thin, relatively short beans. Other than that, they are like any other pole (or bush) snap bean.

      I would argue one point with the above (from http://davesgarden.com/guides/terms/go/2000/#b) that they are not necessarily relatively short. Fortex can be close to a foot long, but I usually pick them at about 8".

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    1. Nutmeg, especially after a long, cold winter!

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  7. Granny,
    Have you been in touch with Jeff from "Engineered Garden"? I have followed your blog and his too. I miss his posts and am worried about him. Let us know if you can. Thanks Frank

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    1. Frank, please email me at anniebloom1 at gmail dot com

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    2. Frank, I contacted Jeff, and he said to tell you "EG will return". That means you will all be hearing from him soon!

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    1. Mrs. P. It won't be long before you'll be showing us your good things to come!

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  9. Looks like you are going to have a garden full of goodness this summer!

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  10. I wish I had little zucchinis on my plants. I think they have a while to go yet though.

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    1. Daphne, I have another one ready to pick, and it looks like at least three more on the way!

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  11. How nice! Love it. Lots of goodies coming soon! And I'm jealous of your weather. 75? It was in the 80's this morning and waaay humid. It's just oppressively hot and damp, ugh.

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    1. 1st. Man, we are a good 10 degrees below normal. It's supposed to finally get into the 80s this week, but we don't have the humidity to deal with. Odd as we're only a couple of blocks from the mighty Columbia River. You'd think it would be all kinds of humid, but it's always very dry.

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  12. I may need to swing by your garden to fill up my cooler while we are out there! Everything looks great! I am missing my garden these days, so thanks for sharing the beautiful photos of yours.

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    1. Ali, how long are you going to be away from your garden? BTW, I'm happy your "girls" didn't have to go to freezer camp ;-)

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  13. I like the way you think - produce potential as a promise, and an alliteration! Everything looks good so far, I can't wait to get back to my garden. Should be tomorrow night.

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    1. David, I'd hate to be away from mine for long right now, with something besides lettuce being harvested!

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  14. Ooooh everything looks great!

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    1. Thanks, Erin. Now...if only the bad bugs would go away.

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  15. Wow I am so jealous! I have no flowers on my squash or beans yet. When did you get yours out?

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  16. Vanessa, I planted the seeds around the last week of April....I think it was April 25.

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  17. Love this blog post. You're definately a photographic artist. I think Monet the impressionist painter could be proud of you and your gardening efforts. I visited Monet's gardens with my mom and it was just incredible. I was young and sorta not a gardener yet but man it was impressive. I think you can hold a candle to his but in veggie gardening with some florals. Love the pics!

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