Yes! You can still start growing beans in the middle of July! (video)

I just learned something cool. Then again I am always learning new gardening tips from my dad when I visit him in his 100% organic garden! Did you know it isn’t too late to start beans (we live in hardiness zone 5)? With a little extra work closer to harvest you can plant bean seeds 2 months before your first frost. For us that means we can plant up till about August 1st!

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Saving Summer’s Harvest: how to blanch green beans (video)

I spent the afternoon in my daddy’s garden. I love his garden. It isn’t a perfectly manicured garden with perfect wood box raised garden beds and perfect mulched walkways. Instead the raised beds are free standing with the vines of pumpkins and summer squash spilling onto the paths between the beds. To the two of us it is paradise. We had fun together creating a short video on how to grow beans which I will upload & write about soon. But this evening I had a bit of quiet in the house after my son went to sleep nice and early. So I used that time to prep and blanch my green beans!

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