19 August 2013

At last!

I've never managed to grow a cauliflower successfully here - the heat and inconsistent rainfall in the summer just isn't ideal for these fussy vegetables. I threw several away this summer which came to nothing, but the other day I noticed that there was still one left which had somehow developed as it should have done. Finally!


The bean pods I featured two weeks ago have now dried up and the beans were, indeed, the Early Mohawk variety. I'm going to keep them to reseed next year, as there aren't enough to eat and to sow. Pretty, though, aren't they?


The Cherokee Trail of Tears pole beans are much more prolific - I'm hoping there will be enough of those to eat as well as to keep for 2014.



4 comments:

nutmeg gardener said...

That is a beautiful cauliflower! Your dried beans are pretty too. I am growing beans for drying for the first time this year and am unsure about when to harvest them. Hope they come out as nice as yours!

Bee Girl said...

I've yet to plant a cauliflower, but yours is beautiful! Congrats on a great harvest!

Jenny said...

That is really gorgeous cauliflower! and beans are so pretty on the vine.

Ben said...

Love the Cherokee Trail of Tears! I really need to grow the beans of these that I have...