Friday, August 15, 2014
Tavera Beans, Ces Sont Manifique!
I absolutely adore these French filet green beans. The seeds we got this year are marked Tavera, Phaseolus vulgaris. I got them from Botanical Interests seed company. I noticed the also have another French filet bean with the same Latin name, but a different package. Perhaps I will try both kinds, but then again I love the flavor of the ones I have. Why would I take a chance on something else?
Pulling up the plants and picking the remaining beans might have been a morning's work, but Ed's leaf mulch worked well and I did not have to stop to pull a lot of weeds. That made for quick work. I did have to discard quite a few nipped off beans. Some critter that got through Ed's cage thinks that Tavera beans are tres bon as well. I guess I should not mind sharing, but I don't like having a rodent chewing on my food before I do! The last of these lovely green beans are waiting in the freezer to bring back memories and flavor from the garden just when we miss it the most!