... It's been an all-around challenging year for vegetable gardening -- with some erratic weather to start out and then a long dry spell earlier in the summer. And yet there are always some successes in any year -- such as beautiful green beans without absolutely no "bean beetle" infestation. So we continue to enjoy our steady harvest of summer vegetables -- while canning, freezing, pickling, etc. for the winter. ... Always happy to share some of the bounty !!