Pole beans yield 2-3 times more than bush beans from the same space, are easier to harvest, and many gardeners believe they are better tasting. Both types have similar requirements, except pole beans need a 5 to 8-foot-tall support.
Dale shares our strategy for growing peas and beans in our garden. We have a constant supply of peas, bush beans, pole beans, and/or southern peas! Then Mary shows off her expert bean picking skills! Learn more about growing over 70 different foods, including how to manage various pests in our FREE iOS, Android, or new Universal Web App by visiting seedtospoon.net.
Dale and Junior share about our strategy for growing peas and beans in our garden. We have a constant supply of peas, bush beans, pole beans, and/or southern peas! Learn more about growing over 70 different foods, including how to manage various pests in our FREE iOS, Android, or new Universal Web App by visiting seedtospoon.net.
The great thing about this garden stir fry is that you can make it unique each time with different veggies never growing tired of it!
Our absolute favorite way to prepare green beans is so simple it’s hard to believe we didn’t make them this way until we started growing our own food! It’s so easy and tasty! Simply, chop up garlic into small pieces and onions into large slices. (You can add some chopped peppers as well if you want to add some spice into it as well!) Sauté together the garlic and onions (and peppers if desired) until […]
Adult stink bugs are green or brown and grow up to ¾” long; they have distinctive shield-shaped bodies. Young stink bugs are smaller, rounder, and more colorful, with highly patterned black, red, white, and green colored bodies. When held or squished they emit a foul-smelling fluid from glands located on the thorax. It’s released as a defensive mechanism and can be a nuisance, especially, if found in clusters. Populations peak in late summer and early […]
These soil-dwelling pests, also known in their adult form as click beetles, attacks the plants soon after germination. It is important to treat for them before it gets out of hand.
These small mammals, called groundhogs or woodchucks, love to eat all the greens in your garden. It is important to keep them out of your garden to protect your food! Repelling woodchucks can be challenging, but there are many natural ways to go about it. Treatment Options: Woodchucks are scared of larger predators. You can buy fox urine granules or animal repellent which helps to repel them. Along this same line, you can also […]
Mexican bean beetles look very similar to ladybugs. They have a tan back with black dots, and the younger ones do not have any spots. If left unchecked, they can destroy foliage and pods. Treatment Options: Hand-picking and placing the beetle in a soapy water bucket is a great way to get rid of them. Companion planting potatoes can help prevent Mexican bean beetles. Placing insect netting (floating row covers) over your […]
Corn borers are the caterpillar of a yellowish-brown moth with dark, wavy bands across the wings. The borer usually has a bit of a pale pink color. The eggs are whitish-yellow and laid in clusters on the underside of the leaves. Treatment Options: Use the organic pesticide, BTK (bacillus thuringiensis Kurstaki). BTK is a naturally occuring microorganism that sickens and kills caterpillars without harming butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects. There are varied opinions […]