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  • #16
    You're very welcome - happy gardening :-)

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    • #17
      Good thread... Wish I'd done this for my beans - 1 whole tray of pots failed.

      Other trays 50% failure. At least if I'd done this I could have saved the wait and disappointment of no beans to plant on.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by 4Shoes View Post
        Good thread... Wish I'd done this for my beans - 1 whole tray of pots failed.

        Other trays 50% failure. At least if I'd done this I could have saved the wait and disappointment of no beans to plant on.
        I guess you still can. I believe it is recommended that you keep sowing beans every 3-4 weeks for a regular, non-stop supply. Plus, being the nitrogen-fixers that they are, most other vegetables are happy to have them growing near them. I have them growing between strawberries. The new lot will be put in with the spinach. I may even try a few with tomatoes, maybe some in the rose pots. I only wish cabbages didn't dislike them so much.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Runtpuppy View Post
          I guess you still can. I believe it is recommended that you keep sowing beans every 3-4 weeks for a regular, non-stop supply. Plus, being the nitrogen-fixers that they are, most other vegetables are happy to have them growing near them. I have them growing between strawberries. The new lot will be put in with the spinach. I may even try a few with tomatoes, maybe some in the rose pots. I only wish cabbages didn't dislike them so much.
          As it gets later in the season, for anyone wanting to sow more peas its best to switch to "early" varieties. I know this sounds a bit "bass-ackwards" but the reason is earlies mature quicker, so they have a better chance of finishing before the weather intervenes, if sown in July/August say.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by nickdub View Post
            As it gets later in the season, for anyone wanting to sow more peas its best to switch to "early" varieties. I know this sounds a bit "bass-ackwards" but the reason is earlies mature quicker, so they have a better chance of finishing before the weather intervenes, if sown in July/August say.
            Oh, that makes sense! Never thought of that...

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            • #21
              Never even thought of this, thanks. Will try with my next lot. Beans I sowed out have been iffy, only a few coming up.

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              • #22
                I am definitely gonna try this, what a fab idea
                Anything is possible with the right attitude, a hammer
                and a roll of duct tape.

                Weeds have mastered the art of survival, if they are not in your way, let them feed bees

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                • #23
                  Well you learn something new everyday
                  Cheers

                  Danny

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                  • #24
                    Just soaked a whole mix this afternoon, but I got told that beans can rot really fast so soaking for more than a few hours was not recommended?!

                    I got them out and did the wet tissue plastic bag combo - but still, what do you think about the not soaking overnight thing? It seems to work for people, but there seems to be a 'soak peas, not beans' school of thought going on too.

                    Just curious. My brain hurts from all the learning.

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                    • #25
                      HI how are they doing,

                      i soak overnight,all beans,but only keep just damp after,sounds like you have done great,they will rot if kept constantly wet,that's why soak and chit is good,as not all seeds are goers,this year seems to be a bad year for things germinating,a lot are taking much longer for some reason,i almost gave up on carrots and snips,but hey ho,they showing,time wil tell if they amount to much,at least they tried .
                      sigpicAnother nutter ,wife,mother, nan and nanan,love my growing places,seed collection and sharing,also one of these

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                      • #26
                        I am about to do dwarf beans this year.
                        From past times the seed puts a root down and then rises up a couple of inches and splits to reveal the first two leaves.
                        Near Worksop on heavy clay soil

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