Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Full of Beans

I finally shelled my dried beans. I've never grown beans specifically for drying before, and I don't know yet how they taste. Another experiment in the garden this year.

Aren't they pretty?

They are a heritage variety called Speckled Cranberry Beans. I saved enough for a few plants next year too, although I think you have to save a full year's growth in order to harvest enough in the second year to make a few meals.

I'll make one pot of chili and see if we even like them. But I do like how they look and beauty is one of the reasons I garden.


Rosa said...

They ARE very pretty!

Rebekah said...

Nice beans! I planted several varieties of beans like these a couple of years ago but not one plant came up. I'll have to try again though cause they sure look pretty. :)