Saturday, July 18, 2009

Jumping Beans

Around June 25th the green beans looked like this.

By July 4th they were beginning to leaf out. Bugs, slugs, or birds had their way with the cotyledons, so that some didn't make it. I planted new seeds to fill in. Now they are ready to flower. They grew fast, and are a bit leggy, fallen over. Last year they were more stout-legged, upright. I wonder if it has to do with the late planting? Either way, I'll get green beans, which to me is the essence of green food flavor. What I would like to imagine a bough of leaves tastes like to a giraffe.

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