The grasshoppers did a job on my Royal Burgundy Beans! They totally defoliated them!
Didn't take a picture to share... just picture in your mind... your beautiful bean plants stripped of leaves... so that you're looking at stems and branches... kind of like a tree in the dead of winter.... sigh...
So, I picked what was left and pulled all the plants.
I really liked these mild tasting beans and they have beautiful burgundy pods which turn green when you cook them. No... it has nothing to do with the fact that burgundy is my favorite color... lol!
Some of these pods will be kept for the seeds. WILL BE planting them again next year!
I dug out my food dehydrator and got it all cleaned up! Man was it a mess after sitting around in storage for um... 7 years!
So far I've dried... cherry and grape tomatoes, viva italia slices, champagne grapes (from my Bountiful Basket co-op), black grapes (also from BB co-op), apple slices, mint, and oregano.
I decided that this year I wanted to add some dried fruit (and eventually veggies) to my food storage. So now I have a small collection! Man those grapes made the BEST raisins I have ever tasted!!!! Going to be yummy in scones!