Bean Me Up!

 

Bean me up! Garden update full of garden pride (and some very photogenic beans) Header image & post by TwoPlusCute.

Garden update with exclusive photos of our green tomatoes and photogenic beans. (Are you holding your breath yet?)

Our greenest post so far – literally; just see the pictures and if you aren’t impressed by how much everything grew in less than a month, I’ll be very surprised.

I don’t want to jinx me but, my brown thumb is bursting with pride.

Remember the mole-proof, raised garden bed we made less than a month ago?

 

Garden DIY Mole-Proof Raised Garden Bed, stapling hardware cloth, plants in (tomatoes, lettuce, peas, beans) by TwoPlusCute

 

Look at it now:

 

Bean me up! Garden update full of garden pride and photogenic beans. Organic gardening by TwoPlusCute

 

Wow, right?!

They are almost as tall as I am and it hasn’t been a month since we planted that bed.

And if that growth wasn’t enough, we already had our first harvest: beans. In less than a month. And these beans are prolific. On Sunday I picked all I could see at noon and by night fall I found more to pick.

Brown thumb approved: beans!

 

Bean me up! Garden update full of garden pride and photogenic beans. Beans ready to be harvested photo by TwoPlusCute

 

Meanwhile, these fiery colored flowers have popped

on our pea plant scarlet runner bean

(the clueless gardener I am, I thought they were peas):

 

Bean me up! Garden update full of garden pride and photogenic beans. Scarlet blossoms. Photo and post by TwoPlusCute

 

I hope they survive because the first blossoms were eaten by something (birds perhaps?).

Side note: As it is a climbing vine, I think it would be beautiful as edible landscaping, propped against a house, climbing on a trellis.

And without further ado, tomatoes! Very green – but promising – tomatoes. This is a baby Brandywine and it looks like it will be a giant when (*crossing fingers*) it grows up:

 

Bean me up! Garden update full of garden pride and photogenic beans. Photo of young Brandywine tomato by TwoPlusCute

 

Singing: “you are so beauuutiful, to meeeee”:

 

Bean me up! Garden update full of garden pride and photogenic beans. Young tomato and tomato blossoms, photo by TwoPlusCute

 

In other news, we also have kale and lettuce growing in our raised garden bed but, in all honesty, I am uncertain of whether they are ready to be eaten. #citygirl

Really, besides tomatoes (and strawberries), I have no clue whatsoever when to harvest the rest of the plants. So far though, my beginner’s luck seems to be working  so maybe, I’ll also manage to harvest everything at the right time.

If you a seasoned gardener, stifle your giggles and tell me in the comments when we are supposed to harvest Kale – please. 🙂

 

And, in other-other news, we went to our first 4th of July event for this year and I have a tip, if you plan on attending a large scale festivity: get props for kids!

And get a couple extra, because you never know when a pair of semi-clueless and quite unaware parents, will pass by with their 3 year old – the only kid not sporting a “glow in the dark” trinket, in the whole park.

By the time we finally found the booth selling those coveted must-haves, at least three families (complete – but kind – strangers) had given us a “glow in the dark”…donation, for The Cute.

And I couldn’t thank them enough. 🙂

6 thoughts on “Bean Me Up!

    • July 1, 2016 at 10:44 pm
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      Just the organic soil and the compost I put in the beginning. I am surprised too, with how fast they grew!

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  • June 28, 2016 at 4:47 pm
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    Wow that was fast! Seems like yesterday that you were building those beds and now look at them. How exciting. You are a veggie whisperer.

    Don’t feel too bad about those glow sticks….I was that mom too. I was also the mom who didn’t have Band-aids and various and sundry other things. Sometimes you just wing it. Right?

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    • June 28, 2016 at 6:27 pm
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      Band aids; must put band aids in our carry on. *notes*

      Thank you Stacey, I was really beating myself about it. 🙂

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