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    Default Pea and Bean Circle 2016

    Think positive, this year will be the year of lots of goodies and lots and lots of seeds. Anyone is welcome to join, as long as you meet the vine rules by November time.
    http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...nce_76437.html

    Save 2 varieties of either peas or beans (no F1's) with 10-15 seeds per pack.

    No pressure, register your interest - and the varieties you fancy saving if you know what you are going to grow. However we all know the best intended plans can go wrong, so do not panic

    Tips here for seed saving :How To Save Your Own Seed at Home or feel free to ask http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...-qs_88125.html

    1. NG - DB-Nuns Belly Button, Mangetout- Winterkeffe, Bean - Starley Red Pea, FCB - Brejo, Bush Bean - Vermont Cranberry, FCB - Ryders Blue Coco
    2. Scarlet - CB-Kew Blue and CB- Blue Bean
    3. Nellie-m - BB-Crimson and DB-Hinrichs Riesen
    4. Sparrow100 - CB - Cara la Virgen de la Bañeza León
    5. Cadalot - Runner - Scarlet Emperor
    Lisasbolt - ?chick pea and ? DB
    Ryleh - ?DB-Golddukat and CB-Purple Cascade
    Muddled - 'Lord Leicester' tall pea and Czar runner bean



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    oye..too fast..me jumped in

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    And me probably Mr Fearns purple flowered, and either snowcap or redlands greenleaf.....I think

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    Pop me on the list and I'll see what I have thats interesting enough to be worthwhile.

    I'm thinking maybe Golddukat (DFB) and Purple Cascade (FB)
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    I will try if it ok again for me from Spain?
    I do really struggle with beans, peas etc. but hopefully will have some chick peas and trying out a load of different dwarf beans
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    Lisa it is fine with me for you to join. Happy to send where ever. as long as you send the stamps to cover it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norfolkgrey View Post
    Lisa it is fine with me for you to join. Happy to send where ever. as long as you send the stamps to cover it.
    In that case I'd love to join in too Peas can be a bit difficult here, though I'm still going to try some. But French beans usually do well. I have lots of different ones in my stash and I'm not sure which ones I'll grow yet. I mentioned some possibilities in another beany thread so I won't repeat them here, but I'll let you know later when I have some actually growing..

    I was reading on the UK Post Office website that it's now possible to buy postage online and print it out on a piece of paper. I'm thinking that would make it much easier for people outside the UK to join in with the seed circles and parcels. Has anyone tried it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zelenina View Post
    I was reading on the UK Post Office website that it's now possible to buy postage online and print it out on a piece of paper. I'm thinking that would make it much easier for people outside the UK to join in with the seed circles and parcels. Has anyone tried it?
    I tried it a long time ago and went to the post office to drop them off only to be told that it is not a great way to do it. They rechecked the parcels and most of them were wrong. (Some overpaid, some underpaid)

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