How's your summer going?
It's in the 80's and 90's here right now. I had to put up a floating remay curtain in front of a row of pole beans next to the house, the poor things were suffering, happy to say they've perked up.
We usually don't have it this hot here but being the optimist I am I planted some Chinese Red Noodles in the garden, iffy at best here. These guys were just sitting sulking, when the hot weather hit they started to climb so maybe we'll get a feed or two. I even planted a couple of cantaloupe plants and they're taking off.
Back to beans, one of the Andean/Ecuador plants in the greenhouse is flowering and setting beans. Once the heat hit it really took off, a really skookum vine. I thought being from high in the Andes they liked cooler weather? Still only one A/E plant setting beans outside.
Had a feed of Purple Italian Marconi Stringless last night, although this is the prettiest purple podded bean I've ever grown the texture and taste of this one is disappointing, just plain blah, I won't grow it again.
All my other pole beans are at different stages but all are looking good. I've been bagging some flowers on each of them to make sure the seed I put in long storage is pure, the rest I'm just going to take a chance.
A question, what is the growth habit of White Hull Pink Tips, are they supposed to be a pole type or a vining bush?
My new Aeron Purple Star runner is growing in leaps and bounds and loaded with flower buds so have been hitting them with the hose late afternoon once the sun is off them, see if this will help cool them down and set some beans.
So, how's everyone's summer going?