Summer is good to us this year — 10 Comments

  1. Jackie, I have to tell you my Provider bean story. I had two garden beds full of great looking bean plants. I kept checking them and thinking I should have beans by now, what is wrong? Well, one Sunday afternoon while checking them, a big healthy rabbit raced out. First time this has ever happened and I think it’s because my elderly dog passed last year and now I don’t have a good property protector. I pulled up the green beans and replanted with long beans and put low fences around them. Hopefully, I will get beans. So proud of David and Ashley’s house building.

    • I think if you’d have left the Providers there and fenced them, you’d have had new beans in about 3 weeks. No wonder that rabbit was big!

  2. Jackie what happens if those tanks ever have to come out and be replaced? How will David get new ones in?

    • He’ll have to cut them apart and install a new horizontal round tank. These were much, much cheaper and we have friends who have used theirs indoors for over 20 years so far.

  3. I am glad that you don’t have any potato beetles this year!! I have them all for you! They have been terrible this year. While I was sick with Lyme’s they ate down over 1/2 of the plants. But you are right the leaves are coming back. Now I just have adult beetles and no larvae. But what a job. I am strong enough now that I can pick all 5 rows clean of beetles. At my lowest I could only pick 3 plants. So God is good and is healing me. I just love all the pictures of your garden!! Thank you for sharing!

    • I’m glad you’re feeling better! I remember well when I was doing chemo 12 years back, the log house was being put up by the Voyageur crew and I was so tired I couldn’t lift my chin off the handlebars of the four wheeler. Thank God I can work again!

  4. Jackie, We’re still picking your Iroquois beans, I like pole beans. I have a question, Our Hopi pale grey seem to like the heat here, they’re as big as the ones on your catalog cover already. How do I know when to harvest?

    • Let them go till frost or when you can not indent the skin with your thumbnail. Some get to be pretty huge!

  5. I’m so glad you and Alisha found each other. Win/win for both parties. Thanks for the update on David and Ashley’s place.