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Corn and beans

I’ve mentioned before that, this year, for the first time, I’m growing green beans from seeds that have been in my mother’s family for four or five generations. They came from my mother’s family farm in the Yadkin Valley, and I ate them — both fresh and canned — when I was a child. I thought they’d been lost, but my sister learned that a cousin has been growing the beans and saving seeds all these years. This cousin sent me some seeds so that I can help continue the line.

The seeds came up very strong and are looking good. It’s hard to see the bean leaves in this photo because the leaves are facing upward. Each bean is planted beside corn.


  1. Quetal wrote:

    Hi David
    The reason for planting the beans near the corn, for climbing? Or is this a bush bean?

    Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 11:12 pm | Permalink
  2. admin wrote:

    Yes … the beans like to climb the corn, and it doesn’t seem to harm the corn. However, the corn alone doesn’t provide enough support, so I’ll still need to put up some stakes and string for the beans to climb on.

    Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 10:53 am | Permalink
  3. Quetal wrote:

    I think I’ll try it


    Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 12:35 am | Permalink

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