How are the pintos doing? Pretty well I'd say. They've started to take over the hose and climb up it, which is fine by me. I planted nine beans which yeilded me nine plants, and they're full of wee pods now. Really I should have planted these much earlier, but didn't get them from my friend until the very edge of the season for planting. If the weather holds they should have enough time to mature for storing, if not, we may be eating some fresh pintos. But either way I'd say I feel pretty confident that I've got what it takes for some hard bean production for next year. So I may need to put in a few extra beds to grow enough for harvesting, but I definitely plan to do some research into getting some more unusual beans for growing/storing.
(Cross posted at The Dirt.)