Hello my dear friends of the hive! ... Today I will share with you a small and productive harvest of beans, there were only three plants that emerged from the earth to give me the joy that you can see below.
This little bush surprised me a lot, when the first pods with beans began to sprout, they were more than I could count, every morning I appreciated how new flowers sprung up, especially those days when it dawned raining and then the sun came out quickly heating up, and so on. drying up all the moisture left by the night.
The flowers are quite strange, what do I mean by this! ... They have a very simple appearance and a soft tone, it is a light purple color, they are small and almost imperceptible, the most curious thing is that the flower as such does not attract bumblebees but a substance that sprouts on the stem of the flower.
As you can see in the following photographs, bumblebees usually collect this substance to which I refer, which is like a transparent honey and although the flower withers, the substance continues to sprout.
Early in the morning I spent a while smelling these flowers, it is something quite relaxing that sweet smell that I imagine is what attracts bumblebees, it usually sprouts during the first hours of the day and despite drying in the heat of the sun the insects continue to rummage and scraping the stem.
Collecting the dry pods is slow work since only a few can be collected daily, the days when it is quite sunny are the ones that are better since there are more that I can collect, I accumulate them until I have enough to be able to Cook.
I usually pick them up in the afternoon after the sun has lowered its intensity ... I know when they are ready because simply by squeezing them a little they "explode", that is, they open violently, releasing the beans inside.