Had to thin the Bush Beans. They grew giant leaf bushy and recent rains helped them not in the least. There was bonding between man and plant, and the Beans and I both now feel better. Not quite certain why they chose to grow in so robust a way, but I suspect it has something to do with soil enhancement though compost. And the thing about compost, a gardener can never be sure of its nitrogen content. The other thing about compost is the sense of purity it provides to the spirit of those gardeners who spend several hours every day thinking about compost. It's the same with double trenching. As well, purity without science is a most subjective notion that can become habit forming. "I've always done it this way" is a kiss of uncertain quality.
The other side of this area involves the nature of a mathematics. These
particular Bush Beans were brutally thinned as seedlings strictly according to
the directions on the packet in which they came. And presumably under ideal
conditions of soils and climate they would have done just fine. Have to suspect
that in the laboratory the idea of efficiency of Bean yield figures very high in
the calculation. The average distance between Bean Plants determined as an
accounting figure rather than anything remotely associated with what might be
called "Joy of the Bean." It's an area of mind that's not considered necessary
in servants that have no voice. It's kind of like a missile, it's operator, and
the order to fire. It lacks honor, and unlike wealth, it trickles down.