Friday, April 26, 2013

Dragon Tongue and Rattlesnakes

Dragon Tongue or ejote silvestre is an heirloom bush snap bean. You can use it fresh or us as dried.
I can't wait to plant mine. But yesterday it actually snowed an icy mix here so I'll have to wait till next week. 
I'm always on the lookout for heirloom seeds and the varieties with great names like Dragon Tongue.  I think my kids will get a kick out of eating Dragons Tongues. And who wouldn't!
Seeds are available at and many other seed companies.
I made good progress on my pumpkin patch yesterday.  But then I started raking and found a baby rattlesnake.  I wasn't thrilled about that. Last year we had one in our garage.  Don't get me wrong I love snakes. They eat bad bugs and mice and such. I just don't want to run into mama.
I also have an alli in my fight to keep bunnies out of the yard. We have a mama fox and she had kits. She catches a bunny a day to feed them.
Lots going on this Spring in my garden.  I'll post pics of my progress soon.


  1. I don't think I ever tried dragon tongues.

  2. I never heard of Dragon Tongue beans, maybe their tastier than the regular beans. I started 6 tomato plants in my craft room this winter, Tiny Tim and Pineapple tomatoes and their flowers are starting to appear.
    Say those aren't those magical beans Jack used are they?

  3. Interesting beans. Amazing how Mother Nature takes care of our needs. :0)

  4. Those are so pretty! And more tasty? I feel beans in my future!

  5. Rattlesnakes, bunnies, foxes, dragon tongues... Sounds like you have a very active yard! I hadn't seen those beans before. They're pretty cool!

  6. Baby rattlesnakes? I would have fainted for sure!