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    Default Ruth Bible Beans

    Ruth Bible Pole Bean


    75 days. Drought-resistant cornfield bean. [Introduced in 1984 by SESE.] Family heirloom from the Buoys family in Kentucky since 1832.] Vines are long and bear heavily. Pods are about 3-1/2" long and contain brownish-tan seeds. Large pods may have slight strings. Best picked when tender and small.

    Earthy brown seeds for drying for winter survival (in casseroles, soup, etc.). Quite small but loads of them. Medium to vigorous growth.

    I personally grew them up my sweetcorn for a three sisters bed and that worked very well and was a space saving measure, I let the beans dry on the corn.

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    Tigers Eye Bean

    Tiger's Eye Beans are exceptionally pretty: long, slightly flattened, tan beans are each adorned with several maroon streaks. The skins are extremely thin; when cooked they dissolve, and the beans melt slightly. They are best treated as pintos.

    Most Tigers Eye beans on the web state they are a bush. This is a climbing bean and should be grown up poles as mine grew over 6 tall. It was a very good cropping bean

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    Red Orach

    Red orach is a beautiful plant, as well, with foliage colours ranging from
    pinkish-red through brilliant ruby to a moderately deep purple. Young leaves
    add greatly to colour interest in salads, and its taste is fresh and mild if
    picked young. Its blooms are not what one would call showy, but rather are
    interesting. The individual plants can get quite large as well, up to about
    three or four feet tall and wide, but they vary greatly in habit with some
    being much more spindly and some being squat and bushy.

    Red Orach is a very attractive red leafy vegetable, easier to grow than spinach, and more tolerant of heat, cold and drought. It is great for use in salads, or as a colourful alternative to spinach. Also lovely in the border, can grow up to 4ft.
    Red Orach is a hardy, annual vegetable suitable for full sun. It grows from three to five feet and is most ornamental in the kitchen garden.
    Sow the seed early in the spring, as early as the soil can be worked and harvest the young leaves like spinach. It takes about 40 days from sowing to harvest under ideal growing conditions.

    Sorry Planetologist, i thought i had already posted these, but i remember now, i sent details in with my seeds.


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    Cherokee Trail of Tears:
    Carried by the Cherokee on their forced march to the West. Slender purple pods produce small, shiny black beans. Very delicate flavour, long producing. Heirloom dating to the 1800's and before.
    Lavender flowers. This group of beans is a favorite for the home garden and can be grown just about anywhere because they have a relatively short growing season. They can be planted from seed as soon as the soil is warm (day temperatures are around 60 degrees Farenheit), in full sun and loose, well drained soil. Bush type beans are very easy to grow and manage, reaching a height of only 2 feet tall. To control harvest, bush beans can be planted every two weeks. To decide how many crops you can plant, divide your growing season by the maturation period of the variety you are planting. When preparing soil, be sure not to mix in too much nitrogen (5-10-10 is best) or you will get all plant and no beans. . There is no need to soak beans prior to planting and no need to heavily water right after planting. If coat is cracked too early, germination may be poor. Beans should be planted about 1 inch deep and two inches apart, with rows at least 2 feet apart. Pole type beans should be planted at least 4 inches apart, have rows 3 feet apart. Pole beans will require some type of trellising system, with the tee pee system working quite well. It is alright if beans are a little crowded, as they lend each other support.

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    Bolivian Rainbow Chilli Tender Annual

    Grown for centuries in Bolivia, this searingly hot pepper turns from brilliant purple to yellow to red when ripe. Everbearing plants have purple foliage and flowers yielding tiny, pointed fruits. Unique, bright landscape plant bears early and throughout the season. Sow seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last spring frost. Transplant when soils are warm, spacing seedlings 12-18 inches apart. Enrich soil with mature compost. Needs warm conditions day and night to germinate and fruit well. Harvesting tips. Chile is ripe when it becomes red.

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    Planting Depth: 1/4"
    Soil Temp. for Germ.: 70-90F
    Days to Germ.: 10-14
    Plant Spacing: 15-18"
    Days to Maturity: 75
    Full Sun
    Moderate Water

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    Giving this a little bump, any update on how you are doing with the details

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