This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

bean sprouts

bean sprouts

These are sprouts of Chinese pole beans. A fantastic variety given to me by a friend of my husband. Such brave little sprouts poking up through the soil.



Blogger SNJGardener said...

I'm waiting for my second planting of green beans to sprout.

June 05, 2009 8:03 AM

Blogger Green Bean said...

Love the photo!! Be brave little sprouts. The world is full of slugs, snails and pillbugs. But, if you work hard and struggle toward the sun, oh what bounty you will provide.

June 05, 2009 10:29 AM

Blogger Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Great picture, such a vital force.
Greetings from Stockholm/ Tyra

June 05, 2009 11:22 AM

Anonymous Ann in Cambridge said...

Bean sprouts are my favorite sprouts. They always look so heroic, rearing their heads through the soil like that. Huzzah!

June 05, 2009 12:16 PM

Anonymous Marian(LondonUK) said...

I know we are celebrating beans sprouting forth! But have been investigating whitefly detterents this evening (had to dig up a dearly raised brussels sprout plant completely bound by them yesterday). Seems that yellow fly strips that you may use around the house work equally well in the old garden or veggie patch! Just thought I would share as it didn't occur to me!

June 05, 2009 2:35 PM

Blogger Kelly said...

Great picture, I took a bunch of pics of the beans in my garden and made a little video of the sprouts stretching out the other day, it is amazing how quickly they plow through the earth and rise up.

June 05, 2009 2:45 PM

Blogger Matron said...

I was excited to plant some Chinese 'yard long' beans in my patch about 3 weeks ago, sadly only one has come up. I think they must have rotted. Will try some more in pots in the greenhouse now.

June 06, 2009 6:37 PM

Blogger Hoz said...

I specialize in growing "Sitao" or "yard long beans" and Ampalya (bitter melon).

Asians eat the bean mainly for the pod and not the seed, like western beans. Be sure to pick the yard longs before the seeds start to develop. The pods start to become tough after that.

June 07, 2009 8:00 AM

Blogger aliceb said...

I'm rooting this young thing on!..grow bean grow. (nice shot).

June 09, 2009 2:54 AM


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