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    I found a load of ‘loose beans’, that had lost their packet, so I sowed them just to see if they’d germinate! Of course everyone has, and very quickly, but I don’t know what variety they are, so wondered if there are any bean ‘experts’ on here?

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    Sorry they’ve uploaded wrong way round, but you can still them ok!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Dorothyrouse View Post
      I found a load of ‘loose beans’, that had lost their packet, so I sowed them just to see if they’d germinate! Of course everyone has, and very quickly, but I don’t know what variety they are, so wondered if there are any bean ‘experts’ on here?

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      Tell me you didn't swop the cow for them...


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      • #4
        Loved that FF

        Dorothy unless someone has as answer all I can suggest is to post photos once the bean appear.
        Location....East Midlands.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by fimblefowl View Post

          Tell me you didn't swop the cow for them...


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          Oh that reply really was unexpected and made me laugh FF ! Total nutter

          Dot - As Bren suggests maybe post piccies of the beans later on?

          As a thought…I’m presuming they could be either runner beans, dwarf or climbing french beans?
          Have you grown all these in the past, or could those beans have been gifted to you from someone else?
          I am aware that different varieties throw off tendrils in an anti-clockwise or clockwise direction. Might be worth looking out for that to help with working out just what they are.
          If I recall correctly, Runner beans tend to coil clockwise when looking down on them.
          Another thought is that could they be the type of bean you eat at the pod stage…..or save the beans for drying ( they tend to have much tougher pods)

          Have a think as which of those categories you can eliminate!

          Oh - I do love a mystery Dot!
          Last edited by Nicos; 05-08-2022, 10:38 AM.
          "Nicos, Queen of Gooooogle" and... GYO's own Miss Marple

          Location....Normandy France

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          • #6
            they're not broad beans ... there I narrowed it down a bit

            Don't suppose you can remember what they looked like can you?

            These are French beans of various types if they were bigger than these then Its probably a Runner Bean ... if its like these then they're french beans
            Last edited by nick the grief; 05-08-2022, 10:23 AM.
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            • #7
              Actually they were this colour, so hopefully they are dwarf beans!

              Definitely not runner beans, as they are a much bigger bean.

              it’s just crazy that I had such a job getting beans to germinate this year, then throw these loose beans in at the end of a bed and every one germinates!

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              • #8
                Just goes to show….never throw away seeds!

                Please keep us updated on their progress
                "Nicos, Queen of Gooooogle" and... GYO's own Miss Marple

                Location....Normandy France

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                • #9
                  Those are definitely French beans of one sort or another, as the cotyledons (the remains of the seed itself) have emerged from the soil along with the seedling (you can see them attached the stem there). In runner beans, the cotyledons remain underground.

                  It's impossible to say at this stage whether they are climbing or dwarf, though.

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                  • #10
                    I knew someone would know, if I’d known they would germinate so well I’d have put them somewhere else on the plot!!

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                    • #11
                      At that stage they are small enough to move if you take enough soil and rootball, but personally, given the weather, I’d leave them where they are.
                      "Nicos, Queen of Gooooogle" and... GYO's own Miss Marple

                      Location....Normandy France

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                      • #12
                        Think I’ll just leave them, we are about to have a ‘hosepipe ban’ here​​​​​, so we are all very aware of using excess water etc and obviously if I move them, they will need lots, and they do seem to like it in this bed! Probably be 4 ft high today!

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