It's warm enough for the iris to bloom here, so I planted beans this weekend. I always direct sow my beans. They grow quickly. I grow both pole and bush varieties. The pole beans take a while to start producing and the bush beans fill the void. But they also take up a lot of space, so I'm growing them in large containers this year.
Bush beans are a great vegetable to succession plant every 2-3 weeks. In fact, it's time to sow a last planting of early season fava beans. I'll have to cross my fingers that the temperature doesn't suddenly spike, but that's the fun, and reward, of vegetable gardening.
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