|August-Planted Beans. 9.13.15|
|Chinese Chive Seedlings, One Year. 9.13.15|
I don't know if the beans that I planted in August will reach bearing before first. It's worth a try and doesn't hurt anything. If the frost kills them, the plants will be turned into the soil and improve tilth and soil nutrition.
The Chinese chives that I planted from seeds last fall, made nice little plant bunches. No where near the harvest or bloom stage. Probably next year. These were planted on the surface in a planter box, left outside over winter, then kept sheltered this year. Taking them out of the planter was like removing a cake from a cake pan. Then I sliced the seedling bunches into 8 "pieces of cake" and planted in the bee forage bed, last week. I imagine they will bulk up and bloom next year.
I'm leaving the sweet corn stalks in place to improve soil. I cut the tops off and chipped into pieces a few inches long, then left them at the soil surface. The buckwheat seedlings have grown around them. This is less like "Three Sisters" garden than "Two Sisters and a Friend" since I didn't include beans but have added buckwheat.
|Corn Stalks, Buckwheat, Squashes. 9.13.15|
|Pink Banana Squash. 9.13.15|
|Chinese Beans - seed saving. 9.13.15|
|Meyer Lemon. 9.13.15|
It's possible some of the old packets of Chinese bean seeds are still viable. Getting to the end of those. See next year what happens.
Meyer lemon looks good. Should be more lemons than I need. They are expected to ripen next year.