most of the scarlet runners, rattlesnakes, and purple poddeds are still drying down but i have been bringing in dry pods of limas, goldrush, mountain pima burro, and three varieties of teparies.
they're all beautiful. most of the seeds from this year's harvest will be saved to build up a good seed stock for replanting and adapting. not enough for any serious eating this time around but i'll probably sacrifice a few of each variety to a mixed bean soup at some point this winter. as the seed stock increases i'll be working on getting more into the ground each year for larger harvests.
here are the beans...
|rattlesnake pod swelling with seeds|
|tohono o'odham brown tepary beans|
|santa rita wild tepary|
|mountain pima burro|
|dry lima pods|
|pima orange lima|
|petaluma goldrush pods beginning to dry on vine|
and some greens...
|komatsuna and pac choi in hand---kales,broccoli,brussels sprouts, cabbages, mizunas in background|
|chinese cabbage and pac choi|