SOIL | Summer Garden

Red amaranth will be harvested this year for biomass rather than grain.

Red amaranth will be harvested this year for biomass in compost rather than grain.

Large beds of drought tolerant tepary beans.

Large beds of drought tolerant tepary beans.

Tepary beans still flowering at the top, green in the middle, and mature at the bottom.

Tepary beans still flowering at the top, green in the middle, and mature at the bottom.

Giant Horse Lubber Grasshoppers invade in late summer, but fortunately only seem to like the leaves, not the beans.

Giant Horse Lubber Grasshoppers invade in late summer, but fortunately only seem to like the leaves, not the beans.

Tepary beans are cut near the ground and rolled onto tarps, then fully cured/dried in the sun before threshing and winnowing.

Tepary beans are cut near the ground and rolled onto tarps, then fully cured/dried in the sun before threshing and winnowing.

The final product. Yes!  270 square feet yielded 22 pounds of white tepary beans.  See our early yields at this post: https://marciagibbons.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/soil-new-plantings/

The final product. Yes! 270 square feet yielded 22 pounds of white tepary beans. See early yields at this post: https://marciagibbons.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/soil-new-plantings/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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~ by marciagibbons on December 18, 2012.

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