Thursday, October 18, 2012

The End of the Green Beans

I had high hopes for my fall bean planting.  Things were looking great.  I had one episode with beetles but after one spraying with an Organic mix they seemed to dwindle.  They were almost as tall as me and flowers were setting on.  See how pretty they looked?  (You have to look past the giant Swiss chard!)

Then the weather forecast predicted our first frost.  Lows in the 30 degree range.  I dug out all the sheets we had in the house and covered up all of my green beans.

2 nights we dipped below freezing.  It stayed too cold for too long and my beans bit the dust.

Over night they went from luscious bright green leaves to wilted, shriveled up vines.  Needless to say I was pretty bummed.  I was hoping to get another batch of beans preserved and stored away in the pantry.  From the looks of it, had it not froze so early I think I would have had a pretty nice crop.

Oh well.  I guess sometimes you win some and sometimes you lose some.  


  1. The same thing happened to my tomatoes even though they got covered really well. There is always next year.


  2. That can be so frustrating! The rabbits ate my fall crop of green beans - the kids were happy though LOL. I guess I don't need to preserve as many as I normally do, more and more they claim to not like them.