Sunday, 21 August 2011

Purple Podded French Climbing Beans

I got the seeds for these from a seed exchange that is organised every year by the Cottage Garden Society. The flowers are rose pink and the beans purple. When cooked they quickly turn green. They have a very good flavour. I have saved my own seeds from the last two years for planting the next year and passing on to friends.
Details of the seed exchange are here

A Package of Seed

Now seeds are just dimes to the man in the store

And the dimes are the things he needs,

And I've been to buy them in season before

But I've thought of them merely as seeds;

But it flashed through my mind as I took them this time,

"You purchased a miracle for a dime".

by Edgar A. Guest

2 comments:

ZudaGay said...

They are so lovely hanging in the green leaves. I bet they are much easier to find when you are picking them than green beans in the green leaves.

Colours and Textures said...

Yes they are easier to find though there are still some that manage to remain hidden under the bigger leaves.