Sunday, August 5, 2012

Beans in the backyard 2012, week 14

August 5

After 14 weeks of growing since they broke through the soil, the bean stalks have reached 45 inches tall and continue to add branches and pods.  I counted 19 fully emerged trifoliolates this morning, and was pleased to see long pods on the nodes of even the most recently emerged branches.  This stage of development is obviously V19 and what I would call R5 for the seed development.

Our only rain this week came early this morning and totaled 0.15 inches.  Despite the drought we've been experiencing, I'm encouraged by the number of pods that have survived and continue to develop on these plants.  Nonetheless, we'll continue to pray for rain for Farmer Wagenbach's beans and the other crops in the area.

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