Colourful Spekbonen

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  1. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Spekbonen just translates into, “bacon beans”. Where this name comes from, I have no idea. Normally we grow green spekbonen; however this year and last, we grew yellow ones" this year purple ones are coming along.

    Today was rainy, but we popped out to the lottie to do a couple things between the showers.
    The winter leeks needed weeding.
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    The Summer sprouting broccoli also needed weeding.
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    …and before packing it in for the day, we weeded the beetroot. These were seeded one to a pot and planted out after having developed a few leaves. So far they are doing well and the rodents have not yet discovered them.
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    Pig Pen was active today.
     
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    In NE China there is a pole bean that is grown, and eaten with pork and potatoes.

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    We bought the seeds from a lady at the Farmer's Market. I don't know where she got them.
     
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    Daniel—those certainly look similar, don’t they. Your bean plant looks healthy. Farmers’ Markets are a good thing. I wish we had them.
     
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