We can’t seem to break free of spring weather and get into real bean growing temps. Nevertheless, we have filled out the rows pretty well and you can see the beginnings of trifoliate leaves. It just doesn’t get dull around here, you know.
One interesting thing is the growth habit of the golden brown seeds vs. the maroon seeds. These aren’t the best pictures, sorry, but if you look close you can see how the (GA - geek alert!) first set of trifoliates in the one picture are below the canopy of the primaries, but the first trifoliates in the second photo are significantly above the primaries. Furthermore, the internodal distance to the 2nd trifoliate bud is much longer. I am wondering if we aren’t seeing some runner or half runner beans developing here. Stay posted for the exciting conclusion! (if it ever gets warm here)
(Some of you who are extra observant may be wondering if I’ve slipped in some adzuki beans. No, the cotyledons have mostly shriveled now, which is why they aren’t so obvious. You were thinking they remained underground, weren’t you, and the plants had demonstrated epicotyl growth, a trait of adzukis. Even though you were wrong, 5 extra marks for Gryffendor.)
Showing even slower growth is Deep into the Forest. I knit another 45 minutes and got 3 more rows done (though easier to knit, they seemed to take as long. Sheesh, that is like 7 stitches a minute!). I will try to not make you weep in boredom by posting daily photos of DITF, but I will update my Ravelry project with this sort of insane minutia.
A quick crop share report: lettuce, arugala, spinach, radishes and 3 beautiful green pac choy. We feel healthier already.
* This may become known as the summer of bad leguminous humor, starting with my last post. I will take full responsibility and apologize in advance.