This Country is (was) Full of Beans!
When I first moved to this country 40 years ago, I passed thru Dayton Washington and decided I'd entered the Valley of the Jolly Green Giant - there were acres of snap beans. When I got up here, there were more fields of beans with these strange, boxy contraptions out there harvesting.
The local bean fields are long gone. I still grow snap beans in the garden - usually without any difficulty and with a good harvest. I grew a few pinto and soldier beans more than 30 years ago and I'm thinking of having something like that again in 2008.
Visiting parts of Colorado during late Summer revealed the source of the nation's dry beans. And, David's recent comment about Durago brought that to mind again. Other than pinto (and the soldier beans were PROLIFIC), is there anything special I could grow?
I've been thinking about adzuki but have never used them in the kitchen. . . . I like black beans but they don't seem to like me . . .