Tag: Green pole beans

Fortex pole beans are thriving

Pole beans (Phaseolus vulgaris). Last year, the Fortex pole beans from Johnny’s Selected Seeds, which have been a favorite of mine for several years, developed a rust on the leaves that pretty much ended the bean season for me. As can be seen in…

Trouble in Beanville

Trouble in Beanville. My much loved Fortex green pole beans have rusty leaves caused by a fungus and also skeletonized leaves–leaves that are reduced to a thin brown papery tissue–caused by spider mites. Above are photos of the gruesome devastation. I hate to admit…

Vegetable garden in July

Vegetable garden in July. The vegetables are growing by leaps and bounds. Some harvesting is going on. Spring lettuce is tasty. Bunching onions have been harvested and are keeping well in the fridge ready for both salads and sautéing. The first carrots have been…

Harvesting green pole beans

Harvesting green pole beans. Today, July 13, the first Fortex green pole beans were harvested. As you can see, the beans grow quite long while still slender enough to qualify as filet beans. After picking the beans, I snap the stems off while sitting…

Green pole beans in July

Green pole beans in July. My favorite Fortex green pole beans are living up to their reputation. As I wrote in the post Green pole beans in June, I made a decision to thin the beans to 2 plants per pole. Thank heaven I did….

Green pole beans in June

Green pole beans in June. Please see the post Green beans for background and planting information on green pole beans. Growing Fortex green pole beans is like falling off a log. Easy, in other words. 1 raised bed worth of green pole beans is plenty…

Vegetable garden in June

Vegetable garden in June. It’s time for a June accounting of the vegetable garden, seen above in a photo taken June 6. The tomatoes, planted out between May 19 and May 23, were covered with bed covers for a week or so. I took…

Green beans

Green pole beans (Phaseolus vulgaris). Back in the almost empty cupboard, uh, upright freezer. I have two jars of green beans left from last summer. Oh, sadness. This is only March. Good thing I’m not a pioneer woman depending on winter storage to feed…