I thought I'd do a quick post on some of the other beans I have growing in the garden at the moment.
The Tongue of Fire shell beans are coming along nicely. While it is considered a bush bean variety, the vines are very aggressive and will climb to three feet tall if allowed to. I might erect a short trellis for them next year as the vines are a tangled mess at the moment.
This is my first time growing shell beans. I wonder how much of a harvest we'll get from this one bed.
I'd almost forgotten about my long beans. They were transplanted out in early May and for the longest time appeared to be doing nothing. It was only a few days ago that I noticed the vines were beginning to climb their trellis and produce flowers. To me, the pods resemble shoe laces as they are produced in pairs. If you've never tried long beans, I would highly recommend them. They have a lot of crunch to them and a wonderful flavor in my opinion.
Finally, my early sown green soybeans (stripped of their leaves at one point by Mr. Groundhog) have rebounded and are setting their pods. My 2nd and 3rd sowings are just starting to flower now. If I can keep the field mice and chipmunks at bay, we might just get a good harvest this year.