|Project by justjoel||posted 09-10-2012 02:18 PM||1307 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
So, my co-worker/friend/seed supplier, Jay, brought me in an open package of Scarlett Runner Beans. I had never heard of nor seen them before. They were beautiful, huge things – and after a bit of research I found their history and story rich and beautiful as well.
Jay, a newcomer to Northern Nevada gardening (who lives in a very challenging area of Northern Nevada, gardening-wise), tried to direct-sow his; they rotted, never took. I sprouted my 12 seeds in paper towels in a zip-lock, like we did in 3rd grade. As you can see, I had a little more success. I feel bad for Jay (well, mostly).
(Didn’t expect them to start off white.)
This area was hard to photograph for some reason – too much contrast between light and shadow, I think.
I wanted to put some sort of Golden Egg thing at the top of my re-purposed 2×4/conduit bean stalk/pole thingy, but couldn’t come up with the right materials. Will try again next year and see who figures it out as they walk their dogs or on their way to the park.
Somehow, I knew Poot would find his way up there. Silly old Poot.
-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell