(Photograph copyright 2010 by Dan Routh)
Temperatures are pushing 100 already in North Carolina, and the beans are coming in. The best time to pick them is early in the morning before the heat of the day sets in. My wife was out yesterday at 6:30 in our garden in Grays Chapel. Above is a view of her picking bowl. Sure hope the family remembers her hard work this winter as we enjoy the jars she is producing.