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    Default Late crop french beans.

    I fond a stray packet of french beans in Aug so planted then in a tray & took a chance. Almost every seed germinated so I planted the out on the lottie at the end of Aug much to the interest of other plot holders some thought I must be nuts.

    I have has 2 small pickings & today I got 2lbs!! not bad for a newbie.
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    Lets teach kids to cook.

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    Wow. Well done indeed! Delicious too. I'm hoping to squeeze a few more out of mine before dragging them down.

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    If you have a heated greenhouse you can grow them 1 to a 7" or 8" pot feed them with tom feed & they give you a crop. I grow The Prince like this & they worked really well this year - in fact it was the best success I'd had with the damn things
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    Well done KG. Hope you enjoyed them.
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    Well done, is'nt it great when something works out unexpectedly well. Hope you enjoy them.

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    I am always amazed when something turns out,i dont expect it too but you really feel you get something back. Just goes to show you don't always need to follow the rules!!

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    I only have a cold greenhouse, I do use it to start some early crops. I had a few purple beans but they went green when I blanched them, is there any point in paying the extra for them if they go green anyway??
    Lets teach kids to cook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kentish girl View Post
    I only have a cold greenhouse, I do use it to start some early crops. I had a few purple beans but they went green when I blanched them, is there any point in paying the extra for them if they go green anyway??
    I grew a purple variety this year and they were delicious.

    Yes they do go green when cooked, but still taste good. And look good served raw in a salad

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