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  • Seed Circle 12 - Peas and Beans only 2012 - 2013

    Right ive taken the plunge

    This year i will be running the Pea and Bean Seed Circle. - CLOSING DATE FOR PARCELS TO BE SENT TO ME BY: MON 15th JAN

    The idea is:

    12 of us will grow some seeds for sharing. You send them to me when you've harvested them.
    Then i share them out.


    This thread will be run like the old pea and bean seed circle i.e. you share what you are growing, how they've grown, when you've harvsted the seed, your tips on keeping the seed clean and your tips on saving the seeds.

    Please note that all varieties of bean's and pea's are welcome but if you are saving runner or broad beans they will need to be isolated - due to them being open to crossing.

    However please note that at the end i will ask a SAE from you - i will tell you what kind of stamp to put on it when i know how many seed i get sent.

    As a few of you have asked how many seeds to send in i thought i would set some rough guidelines. Right below you will find how many seeds you should be sending in for each member taking part in the circle.

    *PEAS and MANGE TOUT - APPROXIMATELY 10 SEEDS PER MEMBER
    *FRENCH BEANS - APPROXIMATELY 10 SEEDS PER MEMBER
    *BROAD BEANS - APPROXIMATELY 5 SEEDS PER MEMBER
    *RUNNER BEANS - APPROXIMATELY 5 SEEDS PER MEMBER

    HOWEVER AS I HAVE SAID THE ABOVE ARE ROUGH GUIDELINES (i.e. you can send in more or less depending on your harvest)


    Once i recieve you seeds i will highlight your name in blue (this text colour

    I have highlighted everyone who has recieved their parcel back from me in this colour

    1. Matt94
    *Carouby de Mussane (Mange Tout)
    *Blauwschokker (Pea)


    2. Zazen999
    *Cherokee Trail Of Tears (Climbing French Bean)
    *Kwintus (Climbing French Bean)
    *Canadian Wonder (Dwarf French Bean)
    *Dapple Grey (Dwarf French Bean)


    3. Vicky
    *Lazy Housewife (Climbing French Bean)
    *Snowcap (Climbing French Bean)


    4. Two Sheds
    *Canadian Wonder (Dwarf French Bean)
    *Bridgewater (Climbing French Bean)
    *True Red Cranberry (Climbing French Bean)


    5. Barleysugar
    *Latvian (Peas)
    *Martock (Broad Bean)


    6. Salilah
    *Golden (Mange Tout)
    *Unknown Variety of Climbing French Bean


    7. Wollyanna
    *Douce Provence (Pea)
    *Twinkle (Pea)


    8. Scarlet
    *Cosse Violette (Climbing French Bean)
    *Black Valentine (Dwarf French Bean)


    9. VirginVegGrower
    *Crimson Flowered (Broad Bean)
    *Borlotti (Dwarf French Bean)


    10. Nellie-m
    *Delikata (Mange Tout)
    *Schwarzsamige (Broad Bean)
    *Berner Landfrauen (Climbing French Bean)
    *Lingua Di Fuoco (Borlotto)
    Last edited by Matt94; 24-01-2013, 02:09 PM.

  • #2
    Add me please.

    I'll be saving from lots of beans but mainly

    Succotash French
    Kwintus French Climber

    But expect me to add others as the season progresses
    Last edited by zazen999; 12-04-2012, 04:27 PM.

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    • #3
      Right zaz your in at number 2

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      • #4
        Excellent Matt! I was hoping someone would take the plunge
        Please add me, I've got some rather nice Christmas Pole Bean seeds and Snowcap Bean seeds that I'm excited about, so I'll share them.

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        • #5
          vicky ive put you on at No 3

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          • #6
            Right just to add - if your adding beans to the list - can you put what type of beans they are please. e.g. french etc. as due to some of them being rare im not sure what they are.
            Last edited by Matt94; 12-04-2012, 04:07 PM.

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            • #7
              Go on then, I'm a sucker for new varieties. I'll share whatever I have most of. Put me down for Canadian Wonder (true kidney bean) and Bridgewater to start off with.
              All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.

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              • #8
                thanks twosheds - your at number 4

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                • #9
                  Hi Matt, thanks for the message, I would like to join if possible - I *should (laughs after last years problems) have some Irish Prean peas and martock broad beans.....at least thats the theory!! It may well change!!

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                  • #10
                    Looking at the list you've got already, I'll go for
                    Parsley Peas
                    and Cranberry Pole beans, with maybe other peas once I check my seeds.
                    I could not live without a garden, it is my place to unwind and recover, to marvel at the power of all growing things, even weeds!
                    Now a little Shrinking Violet.

                    http://potagerplot.blogspot.com/

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                    • #11
                      ok i will put you down for those - thankyou barley sugar - your at number 6.
                      Last edited by Matt94; 13-04-2012, 08:10 AM.

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                      • #12
                        I will have a go (though I am fairly new to seed-saving)...please put me down for Neckar Gold and Blauhilde Climbing French bean...I really hope I don't mess it up!

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                        • #13
                          you wont mess it up Helgalush - i'll put you down at No 7 - and with your concerns to varieties - ive never heard of those 2 before - so they sound good

                          Ive also put you down Northepole at No 5 - ive never heard of those varieties before either - im glad i started this thread now!
                          Last edited by Matt94; 13-04-2012, 08:10 AM.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Helgalush View Post
                            French bean...I really hope I don't mess it up!
                            So do I, I haven't got your ones !

                            Start thinking about getting the pods dry in late August: I strip off any remaining foliage in Sept to allow air flow
                            If your autumn is damp, get the pods inside on newspaper, not in the kitchen or damp sheds.
                            All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Two_Sheds View Post
                              So do I, I haven't got your ones !

                              Start thinking about getting the pods dry in late August: I strip off any remaining foliage in Sept to allow air flow
                              If your autumn is damp, get the pods inside on newspaper, not in the kitchen or damp sheds.
                              great advice there Twosheds - i will be following your advice (aswell as others of course)

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