Just like a small child, to this day it still amazes me when peas and beans sprout in the Spring garden. This morning, in just one magical day and one night, the little bean fellas have begun to unfurl and point to the sky.
Before you know it, we’ll have beans!
What’s even more amazing to me is that these are Blue Lake Green Beans (which are fairly common here in the US) and the other ones are Borlotti Beans (which are from Italy).
It will truly be exciting to grow our very first ever Borlotti Beans here in USA soil…wonder if that will change the taste, since we bought the seeds in Italy. Time will tell.
When you view a bean or pea “seed”, never in your wildest dreams would you imagine that just waiting inside is food…it had to be quite by accident that someone “way back when” was smart enough to decide to actually EAT that darn thing growing from the ground…instead of simply passing it by.
Consider this an early “Happy Easter” and remember to live in wonder – Agreed!
“Never lose your childish innocence. It’s the most important thing” (from Under The Tuscan Sun, which I’ve watched oh about 26 times or more).
* * As a side note, The Photographer is out-of-town on business, so Yours Truly used his camera for these shots…please don’t pass judgment on him for any of these pics 😉
Reading your post, I can feel your enthusiasm … I imagine I too will be excited witnessing my seeds emerging from the soil. Happy Gardening! 🙂
And just last night we had a freeze warning…you should see those little sprouts all covered up with a tarp for warmth…yikes! Hopefully, all of my little buddies survived the chill. Keep gardening!!
Now, you tell ‘Yours Truly’ she did a mah-valous job on the photos! And, why, I say why does it have to be ‘quite by accident’ that someone ‘way back when’ decided to eat those babies? Science does not back up that idea, girlie.
Thanks!! Though the photos are not quite as clear as when U Know Who takes them 🙂 You should see the beans today – they are growing so fast it’s incredible!