Satellite Beans

There are two giant cement pillars holding up news satellite dishes and they have big bolts running along the top of each side. One look, and we knew they were the perfect place for bean runners.

So we buried PVC pipe to anchor the strings and ran them up to the bolts on the top. We planted a couple different kinds of green beans, watered, and waited for something to happen. The first seeds sprouted in just a few days!

It’s been several weeks now. The plants are big and fluffy and working their way up the runners. They’re also covered with flowers which means the beans can’t be far behind.

The purple flowers become purple beans that turn green when they hit hot water!