Tomorrow! Sunday, June 30 from 1-5pm at Roberto Maestas Festival Street "Beacon A Hill of Beans" ROCKiT is partnering with Beacon Hill Garden Club to encourage everyone on Beacon to "know beans" and grow them for food fun and beauty. Will include live performances music & possibly dance, Haiku writing contest, continue Hill of Bean "Bean Beauty Contest" a photography contest, Bean info, Free Seeds and growing supplies, some art & information installation by local volunteers.
The beans are taking off at the 24 planters at El Centro de la Raza. It's only been two weeks and they are going strong.
If you picked up free beans from any of our events and wanted more information about what you are growing, here's a little description of each of the varieties we are giving away (from the Territorial Catalog). If you're not sure which you picked up, the pole beans are marked with a P.
55 days. Standing out above all other French/filet beans, Velour's royal, deep purple color and equally satisfying flavor make this the epitome of luxury in a vegetable. The slender, smooth, round pods are straight growing about 5 1/2 inches long. Compact, disease-resistant buses produce heavy crops of gorgeous sumptuous, stringless beans over an extended harvest period. With its extra fine texture and taste, Velour makes a delightful fresh eating bean and also freezes exceptionally well. When cooked, the purple color changes to a brilliant green.
50 days. Outpacing most other green beans in our trials, Speedy showed incredibly high productivity early in the season with light green, straight pods that load up the bush-type plants. The beans are exceptionally tasty, well filled-out, round, and virtually stringless, too. Speedy's super efficient maturity, rich flavor, and high yields make it an exceptional variety. White seeds.
It was a beautiful day on June 1st with a huge crowd for the Beacon Hill Festival! Many bean seeds were given away along with our bean necklaces. Mayor McGinn even stopped by to pick up some seeds, turns out he's a seed saver! In case you missed us last Saturday, don't fret, we'll be back for Beacon Rocks on June 30th. See you then!