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I ran away from teaching to the country to grow veggies. There are also some chooks and a pair of troublesome goats who were so much trouble they had to go! My simple green life isn't always as simple or as green as I'd like...but I keep trying!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Magic Beans

 Early in the season, I sorted through some seeds and left them on the shed bench.  Mrs Rat got in and had a feast.  These are some beans I was able to salvage.
Now the beans are in the ground and the Mrs Rat and at least one of her children are in Mr Claude Cat's tummy.

For the record:

Also for the record, today I planted:

  • 5 tomatoes that I couldn't give away making 25 in all. 
  • A raspberry plant I forgot I had in a pot.
  • An Hawaiian Guava.

Seeds for the potager:

  • Wild Rocket
  • 2 different sorts of Assorted Salad Mix (frilly, red and green lettuces)

Just up today (also for the potager)

  • Dill
  • Oregano
  • Chives
  • Sage

Just up today (for planting elsewhere)

  • Potimarron (French pumpkin)
  • Lebanese cucumbers

  • Walking across the lawn, which needs mowing, locusts flick up...probably about 2 or 3 to the metre.
  • They hit the bird net and bounce off.  I am sure they could crawl through the holes but I am motivated to finish re-netting that part of vegetable garden that has a frame over it.  Maybe they won't be able, or will be disinclined, or are too stupid to climb through.


  1. Ooh I like those yin yang beans! They would make an interesting soup. The beans I am growing this year are pink-flowered runners, borlotti, cannelini and butter.
    I hope your chickens keep busy chasing after those plage locusts!

  2. Great pictures. As you know, I have a weakness for beans of all types! I'm hoping to grow some of the Cherokee Trail of Tears ones. I have recently bought some called "Selma Zebra" which are described as "Stunning purple speckled and striped pods". Sounds good.

  3. Rats will be rats!It's all happening in your garden, locusts or no locusts.

  4. Hello! Now I found my way here. you got a lovely blog Hazel. flora and fauna in a great mix. Your beans are beautiful, I remeber when I was small I use to make necklaces from beans and they where very pretty.

    Tyra’s Garden

  5. I like the yin yang beans too, how well would the work with my zen attitude!

    Hee hee, do you think that God is trying to drive you out of your garden, exodus style?

  6. Those bean photos are captivating... now I can't wait for the catalogs to get here because it is fall for me. I always end up with more than I can find room for in the garden.


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