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On the menu: June 27, 2011

Asian yard-long beans 'Red Noodle'

 

Tomatoes

Japanese Eggplant

Yard-long Asian greenbeans – purple and green

Peaches ‘Harvester’ from Jamison Orchard, Nashville AR

Cherry Tomatoes ‘Black Cherry,’ ‘Gold Nugget’ etc.

Farm fresh eggs

Jalapeno and Hungarian Wax Pepper (hot)

White Onion ‘Elizabeth’

Cucumber

Summer squash, including ‘Zephyr’ (bicolor), ‘Eight Ball’ zucchini, ‘Golden Glory’ zucchini, white and yellow patty pan and straight neck squash

Asian Yard-long Green Beans

I first encountered these wonderful beans at the farmer’s market last year – I knew I wanted to grow these beans.  I ordered the seed for two varieties, ‘Gita’ and ‘Red Noodle,’ and we planted them at the end of the summer, letting almost all the beans mature into seeds, thereby increasing our seed stock so that we could have enough to plant for all our subscribers.  They succeeded spectacularly.  Hardy plants have put on lots and lots of beans, even in the harsh growing conditions we have experienced this summer.
These beans are delicious steamed, in stir-fry, or fresh as a snacking veggie.  Eat them fresh and you will taste their natural sweetness.

yard-long beans growing on trellises in the garden

 

 

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