Yesterday I picked what may be my last harvest of runner beans this season. I have read posters accounts of when they made their first harvest, and thought it would be interesting to know when they make their last.
Farmers grow vast fields of peas that are all harvested mechanically at the same time, and then de-podded and frozen immediately. Gardeners grow taller peas up a structure; they harvest over a long period as they ripen, and as they need them.
And then I thought: Why stop at runner beans and peas? Spinach beet, lettuce , tomatoes and cucmbers are other vegetables that come to mind quickly.
What others do you recommend? When did you get your first and last crops?
"Have nothing in your garden that you don't know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."