This is my first year growing speckled cranberry beans. I grew a good volume of beans out of one bean tower of plants. Given the fact that half my plants didn’t make it for one reason or another, I see this as a very good result. The only question I have about the beans is that once in awhile while shelling I found a bean with something that looked like a rust spot. Should throw those beans out or are they OK?
Aside from taking care of the beans this weekend, my only other gardening task was planting garlic. I planted three varieties: Inchelium Red, German Extra Hardy, and Broadleaf Czech. I prepared the bed last weekend, so it was very easy planting.
For the first time in many weeks, I did not can anything. I did process another batch of tomatoes for sauce, but it isn’t enough to can so we’ll eat it for dinner tonight. All in all, it was a nice and easy weekend. Just some light garden work and some light food processing tasks.
Are your gardening tasks lightening up as well?