In spite of all the crazy crap that 2020 has brought us, I am happy to report that my little bean garden has borne fruit. A lot of it!
The bean stalks have recent started growing over the 6-foot bamboo stakes I had put in, and once the beans started growing from the dying, white flowers, they seemed to mature within a week or so.
The beans taste pretty good, though it seems like that they taste better when stir-fried or cooked in some way. We’ve been keeping the picked beans in a paper towl to prevent excess moisture, then storing in a plastic Ziploc bag in the fridge. They seem to keep that way for about a week or more.
As for me, I finally grew something, and I am very happy about it. I’ve spent much of my life working on abstract stuff, but actually make something that the whole family can enjoy is a great feeling. Further, we’ve since moved into a new phase of our gardening project: butterhead lettuce! Stay tuned for more.