Friday, July 30, 2021

Fenton Friday: Record-Fast Beans

This week as the Olympics go on in Tokyo, I'm happy to report a personal speed record at the community garden -- I picked my first pint of the Castandel bush beans I planted as direct-sown seeds exactly 42 days ago! It is a nice compact plant perfect for small space gardens and the beans are so slender and sweet (not to mention speedy and prolific!), I definitely plan to grow this variety again.

We finally got some rain this week though it arrived in the form of a violent storm on Monday evening that took down large trees and powerlines followed by pea-sized hail that tore some of many leaves to shreds. Still, I am grateful the min-drought here was broken and that we also had a couple small rains throughout the week to top it off. 

We harvested more cucumbers and zucchini this week along with a 'Shishito' pepper. The 'Sungold' tomato are so close to ripening, but not quite yet.

I cut more bouquets from the celosia, gomphrena, and zinnia. I am still awaiting on the double cosmos plants to bloom, it will be so fun to make arrangements with them.

What is growing in your kitchen garden?

About Fenton Friday: Every Friday during the growing season, I'll be giving you an update on my community garden plot at the Fenton Street Community Garden just across the street from my house in zone 7 Mid-Atlantic MD/DC border. I'm plot #16. It is a 10 ft x 20 ft space and this is our 8th year in the garden. (It opened in May 2011.) See past posts about our edible garden by putting "Fenton" into the Search box above.

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