peter and the beanstalk

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    Beginning of May I planted my Yin Yang beans and today I harvested the result.
    It was a bit dissapointing though, a hand full of beans from six plants.
    I had planted them in a sunny spot in our garden but it has been such a cold and wet Summer so far that they didn't grow well.
    The yin yang design they are supposed to have is also missing, but the beans are bigger in size than the ones I planted (maybe I should have picked them earlier). However, it was a nice excercise and fun to follow over the past months.

    I hope I've got enough for counting happy moments next Winter;-/

    qt flickr, AstridWestvang, srishashe, and 3 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. ♥ Annieta  81 months ago | reply

      daar zijn de bonen weer.... herinner ik me nog van vorig jaar...toen verbaasde me het nog zo! Ik had nog nooit van deze bonen gehoord, laat staan dat ik ze gezien had. Geweldige serie zo Peter!!

    2. ♥ Annieta  81 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called N A T U R E [no limits], and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    3. qt flickr 81 months ago | reply

      Wonderful series Peter. I should have done one like this with my Hyacinth beans. They are up and climbing the trellis I just have to wait for the blossoms and beans!

    4. pen3ya 81 months ago | reply

      What a great collage!
      It's very nice to see the process of growth of the beans.
      I love the clolors and patterns of the beans! (You said they were not how you had expected, though).

    5. Ferdi's - World 81 months ago | reply

      Prachtig en informatief overzicht , heel mooi!

      You are MY WINNER!
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    6. gundidepp 81 months ago | reply

      this is a really good a bean~study!!
      mine are not ready at all!!!

      (I think,you picked them too early,the pattern has to be really BLACK and white and the bean has to be very hard and totally dry)

      thank you for you commenting in german,that's really fun to me!!!

    7. lotje 81 months ago | reply

      Maybe the ones you planted were smaller because they were dried? Very nice sequence!

    8. het bewijs [deleted] 81 months ago | reply

      Ik wens je echter meer happy moments next winter dan beans in your hand!

    9. AstridWestvang 81 months ago | reply

      Woderful series and very interesting to see the developement.
      Perhaps it is a good thing if the beans are too few!

    10. mr moor 81 months ago | reply

      Thanks friends for your kind comments, faves and invites, makes up for the dissapointment big time:-)
      Jos and Astrid, I hope so too!
      Gundi, do you think I picked them too early? That might be the case, I'm just inexperienced with beans. The ouside shell was dry and the beans stuck out so I thought they were ready. But the beans themselves were not yet hard, I thought they would get harder after drying,
      However, it was nice and I will try again next year (I've got lot's left).
      Oh well, I guess we are never too old to learn.
      Thanks all:-)

    11. frog pond 81 months ago | reply

      Wonderful informative mosaic.
      NATURE [no limits]
      I have seen this NATURE shot in NATURE [no limits]

    12. vivienne k 81 months ago | reply

      great idea for a mosaic, really good use of that presentation style

      fresh beans and peas are great, but you're right it takes a lot of pods to get a small portion of beans

    13. gundidepp 81 months ago | reply

      yes,they get hard after drying,but they also get crinkles (like the old woman in the bean story ;-)),because now there is still too much humudity left .
      I think, it doesn't matter,perhaps it's even more interesting???!!!

    14. Pixel Addict 81 months ago | reply

      je hebt er ook nog es een mooie collage aan overgehouden!

    15. labspics 81 months ago | reply

      Wat lieve serie over bijzondere bonen! En ik zie toch echt wel een soort yin yangmotiefje. Als ik nou eens in de buurt ben van het Tjeukemeer... Deze bonen zou ik dolgraag planten! Waar heb je ze gekocht?

    16. Cryptia. [deleted] 81 months ago | reply

      Wel mooie boontjes, hoor!

    17. Mieke Vos Photographics 81 months ago | reply

      Wat leuk Peter ... dat je het proces met de camera hebt gevolgd :)
      Mooie serie !!

    18. mr moor 81 months ago | reply

      Thank you friends! It is fun to plant a seed and watch it develop, eventhough if the outcome isn't what you expected.
      Gundidepp made me aware of these beans, she and I both ordered them from Jansen Seeds in Dinxperlo, The Netherlands:-)

    19. Ilja 76 months ago | reply

      I really like the collage- I can't wait to start sowing the things for our vegetable garden but it is still so very wet and cold that I have to keep myself busy with looking at vegetables on flickr for at least a month or so...

    20. Zig Zag 72 months ago | reply

      I just ordered some of these beans today and was looking for pictures on Flickr. I hope mine are a little more prolific. I haven't had good luck with beans, actually.

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