Yard Beans & Sunshine

This month has been great for gardening! Our favorite part… we’ve been eating yard beans outside in the sunshine.

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Yard long beans, also called asparagus beans or chinese snake beans, are a vigorous climbing annual that begins to produce long pods, ranging from 14 to 30 inches, 60 days after sowing.  These delicious beans are full of vitamin A, vitamin C and folates!  My little gardeners enjoyed them last year at a community garden and asked me to get some seeds for our garden this season.
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If the animals will leave them alone we might also have strawberries soon.
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The peppers are coming along nicely this season.

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The beach sunflowers, or dune sunflowers, are adding a nice color to our beds.

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For the first time I am attempting to save some parsley seeds.

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The basil has been delicious this month!

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I am excited to see the first of our purslane blooms. I have missed them. may8

This is my avocado tree. We started it from a seed in 2011 (see it potted here)!may9

In the garden, we are also starting sweet potatoes and sunflowers for the summer months ahead.  We hope you all have found time to play in the dirt as well!!

Thanks for stopping by, Bee

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Those yard beans are amazing! Do they taste like green beans?
    Lovely blooms, all.

    Reply

  2. Posted by Franklin Leaman on June 3, 2013 at 8:23 am

    I came across your site and am looking forward to learn more about FL gardening . Great information and I’ve followed some links and they have been helpful. Thanx.

    Reply

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