We love our green beans. Every year we plant the Contender variety. In previous years we've canned more than 50 pints. That is until last year, with the drought we only got a few fresh meals. Luckily I had a few pints left over.
So far this year we have canned 38 pints and 6 quarts. These beans were planted about the 2nd week of May.
In May we went to John C Campbell Folk School in North Carolina. Several evenings while we were there we were lucky enough to visit with Tipper of The Blind Pig and the Acorn. One evening she gave me a package of Sow True Seeds. It was the Snap Bush Royal Burgundy variety.
These beans will be fascinating to me. I noticed once they popped their little heads out of the soil by a couple of inches that their stems were purple.
This picture shows the seeds as we were planting them.
This I believe was the 4 to 5 week photo.
I can hardly wait to pick the beans in this row.
Now I pray for rain, we are already watering. We don't need another drought like last year.
I'll keep you posted on their progress. In the mean time visit Sow True Seed company! Also check out Tipper's post about the bean giveaway.