On Monday, September 23, 2019 at 9:10:09 AM UTC-4, songbird wrote:
in harvesting though, i'm realizing that almost
50 beans is a bit too many because not only do i
track of them all, i also try to keep track of which
plants are early and make further selections to
continue developing seed lines (like which beans
are early because i want some beans to finish by
early September so not everyhing is coming ripe and
ready to pick at one time). for this tiny room i
run out of space...
next season i'll have to downsize a bit in what i
plant... hard to pick what to plant though when
i keep finding interesting beans and also have new
cross breeds showing up to see what happens next...
I planted 12 different pumpkins/winter-squash this year. Like you, I think I'll plant just a few of our favorites next year. It gets kind of confusing, following the vines from the home hills to the fruit to determine which is which. My wife will rate them and we'll plant 4 or 5 next year. So far, the Butter Cup is the favorite for squash a dinner side dish. The Dickenson and Yuxijiang gave a good yield of orthodox pumpkins; my wife will determine which make the best pies over the next couple of months.