Gardening Success

Korean naengmyeon (냉면, cold noodles) my wife made for dinner using the beans I grew. If you have never tried naengmyeon, it is super good, super cheap and super easy to make from kits sold at your local Asian food store.

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 plants are growing taller than me! Also, please wear a mask as much as you can outside. 😏

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.

Published by Doug

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