Do you know what we call a whole lot of green beans?
We call it a “mess of beans” around here, as in “I just picked a mess of green beans, nearly five pounds worth”.
I also picked green beans last Sunday, and though I didn’t weigh them, I would guess I picked maybe three pounds worth.
These are the very best green beans I have ever grown in all the years – and there are many years – that I have had a vegetable garden.
There is not a single bug spot on any of them. I didn’t even see any bugs in the garden when I was picking the beans except for a few bees busy around some nearby squash. Bees, as we all know, are good bugs.
And no, I do not spray anything on my vegetable garden. Or dust it with mysterious white powders. As I tell people when they ask, “you can buy pesticide laden vegetables in the grocery store.” If the bugs are bad one year, I just don’t get as many green beans
I sure am blessed to have this mess of green beans. I think I have enough to give away and also to freeze for winter time eating. Oh, and I’ll fix some to eat this week.
It’s good to have a mess of fresh green beans in the summertime, along with zucchini squash and sweet peppers, which are under the mess of green beans in my harvest trug, and a bowl full of hot peppers.
Now, if a tomato or two would please turn red and some of the sweet corn would please plump up a bit, and some of the eggplant would please get bigger, I’d have the fixin’s for a very fine summer supper.
Update: This year I grew the following varieties of green beans: