I like how big bean plants get and with these fava beans I found myself thinking about the Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tale, well, really just the part where he climbs the beanstalk. I wonder if there were beans on it, too and how huge they must have been. Just grabbing some of them on the way down could have fed his family for a good long time.
Friday, June 1, 2007
in the garden
I don't really have a garden. I have a box of dirt in my back driveway, but it is more than I have ever had before and the raised bed makes gardening so much more pleasant. I grow vegetables and herbs mostly. Since my space is limited I do something new each year. This year I tried Fava beans. I just picked and used the first batch. You can read about it on my other blog, click on the beans.
I am also growing snow peas, they are just starting to come out.
I love garden decorating, it is a good thing I only have a little space. Otherwise, I would cover my garden with all kinds of little ceramic and plastic animals and pretty iron and glass things. I already have a few. I love these little guys:
One day I am going to get one of the garden stakes from Jennifer Readington's Etsy Shop. I am just waiting for the right one. Oh and this. I love this: