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    Default The Pea and Bean Circle 2019

    Anyone is welcome to join, so long as you meet the vine rules by November.

    Save 1 variety of either peas or beans (no F1's) with 10-15 seeds in the pack - usually 2 or 3 beans. Though happy to change it to 2 varieties if you prefer? ) It's not difficult and you'll be surprised how few beans you need to save - and you get great returns.

    How To Save Your Own Seed at Home

    As I'm also running the Tom and chilli circles you can save on post and put all your saved seeds in one envelope.

    Named varieties only please!

    No pressure, register your interest - and the varieties you fancy saving if you know what you are going to grow. Things don't always grow the way we want so varieties can change or you can opt out later if everything goes pear shaped.

    It would be lovely to welcome some new seed savers on board, or old hands that don't often join the seed circles....c'mon give it a go!

    Previous years circle info with seed saving links can be found here:
    http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...6-a_88254.html
    http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...7-a_93820.html

    1. JonnyT - Cobra and Moonlight
    2. VC - Wizard Field bean, Poletschka CFB, Perhaps a Borlotti CFB
    3. Jack - Canadian wonder ( bush) and District Nurse.
    4. Dead Dogs - Solista (Borlotti) Carminat
    Monte Cristo Monte Gusto
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    6. Green Leaves - Greek gigantes
    7. Kitty - dwarf borlotti, Cherokee trail of tears and possibly Acquilon dwarf FB
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    ...........and http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...7-a_93820.html

    I'm in, Scarlet, not sure what yet. I'll be growing Bijou mangetout and Wizard Field beans for sure, don't know what else.
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    I'll add in your name


    .....why are you so fast on that keyboard ?
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    You can edit mine if you like
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    C'mon peeps...join in!
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    I'll have a go - just hoping it'll be a better year than last - 2017 was a really bad year for all things in pods, and I've no idea why
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    Hi all,
    I intend to save some beans this year anyway and this circle is a logical extension. Plug it will encourage me to keep to target.
    Not had much success with beans previously, even hardy broad beans don’t like Caithness weather. As for French beans, I was restricted to growing dwarf varieties in the greenhouse.

    Varieties trying this year are:-
    Solista (Borlotti)
    Carminat
    Monte Cristo
    Monte Gusto
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    Thank you both! Dwarf French beans are good Dead Dogs - I often do some in the GH

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