Monday, July 9, 2007

Bean Poll

I had an eventful weekend, so to keep gentle readers amused whilst I catch up, here's a bean poll.

Green bean arch

My pole beans have been behaving very strangely this year, none more so than this sprout emulating the St. Louis Gateway Arch*. It's been like that for five weeks. The stem gets thicker and thicker (see a normal stem in the background), but it doesn't lift its head out of the ground. DH thinks I should "help" it. I'm inclined to wait and see what it will do on its own. What do you think?

What to do with the bean arch?
Help it
Replace it
Something else (elaborate in the comments)
Free polls from

My first tomato suffered a setback. It's almost ripe now, and that has not escaped notice.

First tomato

Dang birds. Ah well, c'est la jardinage.

* The Arch frames the Old Courthouse, where the Dred Scott case was heard before going to the U.S. Supreme Court, 150 years ago.


Bezzie said...

Note to self: Make sure the birds don't get my tomatos. Thanks for the tip!

Leave the sprout. I want to see what happens!

Devorah said...

Leave it be. I'm curious as to what will happen!

Sorry about the tomato! That is one benefit of being 11 stories up -- the birds usually don't notice my plants.

Kim said...

I'd leave the bizzaro bean alone to fly its freak flag as it sees fit. Sorry about the tomato. Damn birds!!!