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Late summer harvest: Bean Mereville di Piemonte

This has not been my best gardening season here in South Jersey. The incredibly wet early summer followed by intense heat, and a terrible beetle invasion made it difficult to keep any of my vegetable plants going. InĀ  frustration at the beginning of August, I dug up all of my quickly-bolted lettuce greens and put in two varieties of Italian bush beans courtesy Seeds from Italy: a purple variety known as Purple King and a variegated yellow/purple dwarf French bean by the name Mereville di Piemonte. Both have grown like crazy all August and September and now I have an excess of both to harvest and enjoy before the first frost.

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