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Mmmmmm... green beans.
Looks like some wheat and some chaff there. Get winnowing!
Guy at the farmer's market had green beans like those. Also, purple ones.
Those are most emphatically not green beans!
Oh. Yum! RAW!I could eat all of them. I love raw green beans. Cooked? Not so much.
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.)
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?
It's another Althouse puzzle!What the hell are these things?Come on!
I hope you people don't just go out galavanting around putting things that look like food into your mouths!
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...".
Are those Billy Beanes?
If so, then I have to give you A's for effort...
Wok us through this one, Althouse.
If you say these are "chinese beans" I'll scream.Chinese beans are as long as my forearm.
Could I give a bigger hint that it's not food?
If not food nor fodder, why is it part of a harvest?We harvest crops. I'm crying fowl.
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.
"Get winnowing!"And sifting.
Too skinny for redbud pods, too short for catalpa... It's a puzzlement!Toy
"Could I give a bigger hint that it's not food?"Not food, but it is in the Brassicales order.
Watts that plant?Brassica fruticulosa?
Oh yeah; porcupine beans. Gotta be careful when you eat porcupine beans.
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.
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?
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!
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!
San Francisco Wallflower seed pods?Family: Brassicaceae (formerly Cruciferae)Genus: Erysimum L.Species: Erysimum franciscanum G. Rossb
Cleomehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CleomeWe just let them reseed themselves.
Probably C. hassleriana, although a true taxonomist would not approve of an identification from seed pods from a low-res photo over the internet.
Cleome. I grew these a couple years ago and recognize the pods.
Did anyone get it?I can't see the *seeds* but the pods look like sweet peas.Lathyrus odoratus?
Oh wait, no. I didn't realize that the random and mysterious pine needles were were stems.Cleome, eh?
Grandfather's Whiskers...Cleome hassleriana?
Very good. Fritz got it. Email me your mailing address and I'll send you your seeds, C. hassleriana "Meadhouse."
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