Sunday, September 26, 2010
Thanks to the toppling of the pole bean teepees and trellises, we didn't have quite the bumper crop of seeds this year. I did, however, manage to save a few handfuls of one of my favourite heirloom pole beans - Purple Podded Pole. I went out and found about 10 pods yesterday - you can tell the beans are ready to pick when the pods are dry, brown, and you can hear the beans inside when you gently shake the pods. After a quick shelling, we had about 75 bean seeds for next spring..