Canned Green Beans

We built four raised beds this spring and planted one four by four area with Provider Green Beans that date back to 1985.

The bean seeds were found in my Mother-in-law’s freezer when she downsized.

Thinking they might not come up, we planted them heavily about four years ago. And boy did they come up. 25 year old seed and looks like every one germinated

We collected and saved the seed and planted again.

So far we have canned 22 pints and eaten several meals just off of one four by four area. We love this legacy of saving seed. James’ parents still live on through our garden. They taught us everything we know about gardening and we cherish the seeds and old garden tools they left behind.