In the world of gardening, there are those who love every moment spent with their plants, and then there are those who do it out of necessity. This year, my goal was simple: grow enough green beans to keep our pantry stocked for the winter. In the past, I’d resorted to buying and canning 20-40 pounds of beans, which usually lasted us through the year. But this time, I was determined to rely on our garden alone.
I’ve planted green beans int he past with much success – last year we took a garden hiatus with the new business but this year I figured I could do it. I planted about 16 poles, about 20-30 beans sprouted, and I think I need 2-3 poles…. I have just enough for a picking to fill 8 pint jars…. I’m always a little shy a few beans and then end up tossing them in the freezer.
But one of the reasons I love to can is beach the freezer takes up so much things! Eventually you run out of room. Green beans to prove to be so easy to pick and grow in Northern BC. I had my first beans in early august, and still a few remain but they are definitely getting old and woody. I’m now just letting it live out there.
The tattlers are always an interesting journey. I’m slowly getting better at it.