A plethora of not just any kind of beans but French/filet beans or haricots verts, specifically Fortex. This early, stringless pole bean, and productive gourmet delight has been planted for many years now in my raised bed vegetable garden. This year, once the soil warmed, the dark brown seeds were planted serially over several months for extended harvesting. "Scrumptious when fresh" and "the exceptionally long pods grow to over 10 inches" are quotes about Fortex from Territorial Seed Company's catalogue, as well as "the 6 foot tall vigorous plants require trellising."
|Exceptionally long Fortex fillet bean pods|
|Fortex beans trellised on cattle panels|
"In this month the Gardener has great variety of Business and must employ his Head as well as his Hands toward furnishing his Kitchen Garden with everything necessary for Winter use."
The Gentleman's and Gardener's Kalendar, 1724
|MuRefuge pantry shelves|
|Cinquefoil blooming amidst Idaho fescue|