Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The Three Little Beans
We are growing the plain green bean in three varieties. Trail of Tears Green Bean, Dragon Tongue and Royalty Purple Pod.
Apparently the Trail of Tears Green Bean is an heirloom that the Native Americans brought with them. Not very uplifting but they were expert gardeners. These beans grow.
There are two main types of green beans- bush beans and climbing beans. Climbing beans (Trail of Tears) need a trellis. The bush beans (Dragon Tongue and Purple Pod) just grow on the ground. All grow tasty beans so you can use either variety depending on your space options.
The crazy thing is that when you cook the beans, no matter the pattern or color, all turn a shade of green. DKITW stated that the Dragon Tongue Beans turned Chartreuse and I am sad to say I had no idea what color that was. But will wonders never cease- she nailed it.
Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment. - Claude Monet