Tag Archives: yardlong beans

Harvest Monday, August 15, 2016 – Chinese Long Beans + Containers Harvest

Decided to heed doctor’s advice: no digging in the garden, no heavy lifting and to avoid bending (this is easier said than done). Except for harvesting the beans on the trellis and watering (those are stand up chores), for the … Continue reading

Posted in Container gardening, Gardening, Harvest Monday, Uncategorized, Vegetables, window box gardening | Tagged , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

Harvest Monday, Auugust 31, 2015 – Figs + Long Beans

My container grown fig tree is giving me another good harvest year. Picking figs daily since mid-August, some days only a few other days a handful but lately by the containers. Sharing the bounty with friends and neighbours. Was hoping … Continue reading

Posted in Container gardening, Fruits, Gardening, Harvest Monday | Tagged , , , , , | 47 Comments

Harvest Monday, August 17, 2015 – Figs + Harvests (Collard, Beets, Chinese Long Beans, Radicchio)

Harvested first figs this past week. Picked 10 figs, 5 did not make it into the photo, the above 5 disappeared as soon as photo was taken. One of the fig question I am frequently asked is: How do I … Continue reading

Posted in Container gardening, Cooking, Fruits, Gardening, Harvest Monday, Heritage vegetable garden, Locust Grove | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 52 Comments

Harvest Monday, August 26, 2013 – First Figs + First Asian Pears

My fig tree sits in a huge container on my driveway. Making it very convenient for me to check for ripe figs on my way to get the morning newspaper (this has been my routine for the past few weeks). Picked my first fig … Continue reading

Posted in Fruits, Gardening, Harvest Monday, Vegetables | Tagged , , , , , | 66 Comments

Chinese Long Beans (Vigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis)

Chinese long beans, also known as yardlong beans, asparagus beans, snake beans, bora and long podded cowpeas, is a legume related to the cowpea and black-eye pea and native of Southeast Asia. Chinese long beans are grown for their tender long immature … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, Recipes, Vegetables | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 69 Comments