September 23, 2011

A Meadhouse harvest.

38 comments:

Will Cate said...

Mmmmmm... green beans.

chickenlittle said...

Looks like some wheat and some chaff there.

Get winnowing!

LordSomber said...

Guy at the farmer's market had green beans like those. Also, purple ones.

Ann Althouse said...

Those are most emphatically not green beans!

Carol_Herman said...

Oh. Yum! RAW!

I could eat all of them. I love raw green beans. Cooked? Not so much.

Carol_Herman said...

You know, I'm surprised these many beans made it into the house! Meade must love you so much! (Otherwise, he'd have sat in the garden gobbling them all up.)

Carol_Herman said...

If these aren't green beans what are they?

You're not going to tell me their baby limas!

These look exactly (except for the twigs) ... the green beans my mom would bring home from the market. Where she learned NOT to ask me to help her snip off the ends. Because I loved them raw!

What did Meade plant where he thinks he grew something other than green beans?

Deborah said...

Snap beans?

Ann Althouse said...

It's another Althouse puzzle!

What the hell are these things?

Come on!

Ann Althouse said...

I hope you people don't just go out galavanting around putting things that look like food into your mouths!

edutcher said...

That's how we learn.

Aren't we all your children?

You're supposed to take it out of our hands (or mouths) and say, "No, dear, you don't eat this. It's a...".

Clyde said...

Are those Billy Beanes?

Clyde said...

If so, then I have to give you A's for effort...

chickenlittle said...

Wok us through this one, Althouse.

Carol_Herman said...

If you say these are "chinese beans" I'll scream.

Chinese beans are as long as my forearm.

campy said...

Peapods?

Ann Althouse said...

Could I give a bigger hint that it's not food?

edutcher said...

They're bugs?

chickenlittle said...

If not food nor fodder, why is it part of a harvest?

We harvest crops.

I'm crying fowl.

Carol_Herman said...

WHAT! Wax?

Meade brought you home a WAX bouquet?

Oy. At least their not waxed pears. People could make a mistake trying to eat one.

Meade said...

"Get winnowing!"

And sifting.

As my whimsy leads me.. said...

Too skinny for redbud pods, too short for catalpa... It's a puzzlement!

Toy

Meade said...

"Could I give a bigger hint that it's not food?"

Not food, but it is in the Brassicales order.

chickenlittle said...

Watts that plant?

Brassica fruticulosa?

chickenlittle said...

Turnipseeds?

Joe Schmoe said...

Oh yeah; porcupine beans. Gotta be careful when you eat porcupine beans.

Coketown said...

I've pretty much devoured everything I grew this year, except some tomatoes and potatoes. The shallots looks absolutely stunning all season, and then when I pulled them up they were just puny, rotten little bulbs. A real disappointment. Soon it will be time to get garlic in the ground.

Carol_Herman said...

Why would you plant inedible "Brassicales?" Why would you buy these seeds?

I know someone with a green thumb just needs to stick his finger in the ground. And, throw in a seed. And, then nature does its thing.

But why?

Ya sure could'a planted green beans.

What was the beauty in this?

chickenlittle said...

I know someone with a green thumb just needs to stick his finger in the ground. And, throw in a seed. And, then nature does its thing.

Sex-ed for plants!

Meade said...

Come on, folks. First one to name it - genus and species - wins a packet of the seed for sowing in your 2012 garden. A $5 retail value!

ALP said...

San Francisco Wallflower seed pods?
Family: Brassicaceae (formerly Cruciferae)
Genus: Erysimum L.
Species: Erysimum franciscanum G. Rossb

Fritz said...

Cleome

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleome

We just let them reseed themselves.

Fritz said...

Probably C. hassleriana, although a true taxonomist would not approve of an identification from seed pods from a low-res photo over the internet.

Peter Hoh said...

Cleome. I grew these a couple years ago and recognize the pods.

Synova said...

Did anyone get it?

I can't see the *seeds* but the pods look like sweet peas.

Lathyrus odoratus?

Synova said...

Oh wait, no. I didn't realize that the random and mysterious pine needles were were stems.

Cleome, eh?

BJM said...

Grandfather's Whiskers...Cleome hassleriana?

Meade said...

Very good. Fritz got it. Email me your mailing address and I'll send you your seeds, C. hassleriana "Meadhouse."