Reflection On Possibilities
I'm literally amazed this year at one of my plantings.
Most of my garden is raised beds. I don't have even dirt on my property. I have acres of ground rock dumped on this property. Given enough time, even horrible looking grass will survive growing in rocks.
So my whole garden area has to be dug out and then actual dirt trucked in to dump on it to start the process of making garden soil. That's no big problem. Every year I make one or two more raised beds so my garden has been growing each year, thus I obtain more harvest each year.
The end of the 2018 season I had one strip tucked in about 12'L X 2'W. Although not big, it was plenty enough space to me to get in plenty of crops I thought. So it became a new garden bed for this 2019 growing season.
In went early Spring cool season crops of different varieties. Nine foot of that space was all harvested by early Summer. Three feet on the end wasn't ready yet. So after a few more weeks that 3' section was harvested. A little soil maintenance and I put in Blue Lake pole beans.
I truly wasn't expecting much from that area because lets face it, I only had room for two rows of seeds in that 3' space.
Well it's now Fall and I already have 57 pints of green beans pressure canned for this winter. Those few plants just keep right on growing and blooming and I keep harvesting. Although the plants are slowing down now I'm still daily getting enough beans for 2-3 more
jars more each day. Often I tuck in a daily meal out of some of the harvest.
So I guess we should never go into a garden season with preconceived notions because the miracle of Mother Nature sure has surprised me with these green beans.