Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Late Planting

The month of June was wet, wet, wet! No flooding (here), but enough rain every 3 or 4 days that we couldn't get any fieldwork in. Late in the month, just as we were despairing of getting the crops planted, we found a window of time to plant these:

Any guesses?

We planted in a former hayfield. You should be able to see hayfield residue if you look closely.

Still guessing? Here's a close-up of the seed.

Usually the planter puts the seed slightly under the ground. But this seed was at the end of a row, and sometimes with the up and down of the planter at the end of the row, the seed doesn't get placed at the correct depth. After I took its picture, I covered up this seed.

Four rows at a time. Back and forth, back and forth.


  1. hmmm - some sort of bean, right? Beyond that, I don't know...

  2. It is a bean, but not a soybean. Any other guesses? (This should be fun, there's only 67 different types of beans.) A hint--it is people food.


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