We are the Scott County Master Gardener's an affiliate of Mississippi State University. We are a diverse group of six with a common love of gardening.
Friday, October 8, 2010
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
DOES THIS LOOK WEIRD OR WHAT? THIS IS A JACK BEAN JUST EMERGING- THESE THINGS GET HUGE AND THE BEANS IN THEM ARE ABOUT TEN TIMES THE SIZE OF A REGULAR BEAN. THEY HAVE BEAUTIFUL PURPLE FLOWERS AND THE VINE GETS HUGE AS WELL. CHILDREN LOVE THEM BECAUSE OF THE STORY OF JACK AND THE BEAN STALK- SO THEY ARE GREAT TO PLANT IN A CHILDRENS GARDEN. MINE HAS NOT DONE WELL THIS YEAR- AFTER OUR FLASH FLOOD WE HAVE HAD NO RAIN AT ALL FOR ABOUT TWO MONTHS, SO EVERYTHING IS STRUGGLING TO STAY ALIVE. I HOPE THIS BEAN CONTINUES TO GROW SO I CAN SAVE THE SEED- THEY ARE HARD TO FIND AND THIS WAS MY LAST SEED.