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    Default Full of Beans 2019

    Which beans are you growing this year?

    Share your progress; ask for help................we'll even help you eat them when you have a glut.

    My first CFBs are coming up so I though it was time we all had a chat about our Beans.

    Here are some of my babies - Goldfield on the left and the ?Borlottis I saved last year on the right.

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    Make 2019 the Year of Random Seed sowing
    All we are saying is..........Give seeds a chance.
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    I am growing saved seeds from last year polestar-runner beans

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    I haven't started to grown mine yet. But I will probably wait awhile until the temperature in the raised bed that I am going to put them in has raised up a little. In the meantime, I can prepare the 'supports' with some garden twine. I read somewhere, that you can use the inside of a toilet roll to act as a initial support for the little seedlings until they reach the height of the first 'twine support'; I think I will give a whirl . I might also plant some marigold seeds, to act as a 'companion'
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    We are not keen on runner beans, but I do have some Broad beans coming along in modules and also some Climbing and Dwarf French beans just sprouting in the greenhouse in pots.

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    Mine are still in their packets because we often get frost in mid-May, but the plan is...
    White Lady & Celebration - pretty runners for the garden
    On the allotment... Firestorm runners.
    Drying beans - Spagno Bianco & Gigandes (the latter from the seed circle).
    Climbing beans - Cosse Violette, Mennonite Purple Striped (saved seed), and (from Realseeds and new to me) Coco Sophie.
    Dwarf frenchies - Purple Teepee from saved seed and Tiefenbacher (old seed from a swap - so see if they grow!)

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    I'm sowing Scarlet Emperor Runners and Serbian pole beans both are saved seeds, then some Dwarf french beans not for a couple of weeks yet though.
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    Broad beans are in, Bunyards Exhibition, Jubilee Hyser and a saved non-specific.
    Not sown others yet but plans are:
    Runners - White Lady for pods, Enorma for dried beans
    DFB - Ferrari and Annabel for pods. Borlotti and Canadian Wonder for beans
    CFB - Blauhilde, Blue Lake, More Borlotti and cosse de violette for mix of beans and pods
    Loved my beans last year, I might have gotten a bit carried away with my plans this year.
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    I'm growing climbing, runners and broad beans. My question is how do you know when a French bean is ready as a bean both fresh and dry and how do you cook them? I've only ever eaten the pods so not a clue!
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