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    richardbees is offline Seedling
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevepkoreilly View Post
    I have been succesfully growing true butter beans in England for about 4 years now.
    You can just go into any supermarket and buy a pack of dried butter beans and a lot of them do organic too and a lot cheaper than seed companies.
    Just plant them in a seed compost about 1.5inch deep and plant out late April to early May.
    I plant the seeds around late December indoors.
    Thanks for jogging my memory!

    - off to sainsburys this afternoon to buy some

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevepkoreilly View Post
    I have been succesfully growing true butter beans in England for about 4 years now...I plant the seeds around late December indoors.
    I've never been successful with true butter beans before, but I won't give up!
    I grew some (eating ones from supermarket pack) in the gh this summer. Planted 1st June, harvested dry after 4 months. Only one plant survived out of four, dwarf plant, small crop (about 12 seeds in all).

    I also grew Seeds of Italy - BUTTERBEAN FAGIOLO DI SPAGNA (UK only) on the lotty, and got a few more from them, but still only about 25 beans in all from 4 plants.

    The best, by far, has been Moonlight runner bean ~ hugely prolific and a lovely fat white "butter bean" seed

    All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.

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    Thelma Sanders is offline Early Fruiter
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    I saved enough for seed next year, never thought of eating the others! ....silly me *blush*


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