I have decided that picking most fruits and vegetables is best done by children who love to play games. I think that fruits and vegetables get their jollies by playing hide-and-go-seek with humans. You know they are ripe. There are a few tantalizing veggies peeking out behind their leafy clothing.
Green beens are the worst. I went out yesterday. I picked all the beans I saw that were ripe. I got quite a few, but to look at the plants, there were only little bitty beans. You think – mistakenly – they’re not ready yet.
What I found out is that you can’t let them be modest. You’ve just got to pull their leafy clothes away from them. Mothers that are used to changing diapers are accustomed to that. They just whip off those clothes, get the job done, and bingo, the kid’s back in business, and Mom is on her way to the next chore. No pretend modesty,
But back to beans. I guess I was too prissy the first, second and third picking. After just picking beans two days ago, look what I found – the ones I missed – LAST WEEK!
And look who else wanted my beans!
I kept him from getting some of them as you can see below.
See you tomorrow. I got a great question from Benzeknees. Thanks so much for asking!