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    2020 Little Easy Bean Network - An Exciting Adventure In Heirloom Beans !

    I am trying to save as much of Robert Lobitz's bean legacy as I can. Robert Lobitz was a Seed Saver Exchange member from about 1982 to the time of his death in January of 2006. Robert spent much time, energy, and enthusiasm in his short life to bring these beans into the world. I think it would...
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    2020 Little Easy Bean Network - An Exciting Adventure In Heirloom Beans !

    Bean Germination Tests, Last autumn my living room was full of plates of shelled bean seed. Now that it's getting closer to spring I want to know how well the beans of past growing seasons are going to grow by doing some germination testing. 150 varieties all total. I start testing seed each...
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    2020 Little Easy Bean Network - An Exciting Adventure In Heirloom Beans !

    Hi Artorius, I will agree to that. However I should send you one of my USDA import labels and a package inventory list and an address label for the USDA inspection station in San Fransisco. Otherwise we are taking a chance of some customs person taking your bean package when it enters the...
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    2020 Little Easy Bean Network - An Exciting Adventure In Heirloom Beans !

    How do you grow plants especially pole beans in large cloth bags? How deep are the bags? Is your growing medium actual soil or is it something like Miracle grow? Do you have photos of what that looks like? Do you place the bags in large pots? Anyway give me a PM and tell me what your new...
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    2020 Little Easy Bean Network - An Exciting Adventure In Heirloom Beans !

    From the standpoint of seed color and shape they appear to be a bit different. Tan Six Weeks Adam's Family Six Weeks
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    2020 Little Easy Bean Network - An Exciting Adventure In Heirloom Beans !

    We are now into our 8th season. There are many here just itching to get the new gardening season going. We hope if you are just finding this thread for the first time. You will find a great family of bean growers here and interesting conversation about beans. Some people have told me they have...
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    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    I should get on the stick and do it soon. I thought about having it up by middle of this month. It really won't take me long to do it.
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    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    I grew the Sacre Bleu in 2018. I had it in my backyard flower bed up against the house. It didn't produce a lot of seed, but then it only got full sun from about 1:30 in the afternoon until about 6:00 pm. This year I'm hoping to try it in full sun or as full as my location will permit. It will...
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    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    Hi @MinnesotaGardening, Nice to see you here. The more people that join our bean chats the more fun this gets. For a more private chat for exchaning addresses etc you can mouse over the person's screen name and a dialog box will open and you can click on start conversation.
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    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    @Spork Looks like you got 10 seeds of the Graines De Cafe. If you grow all 10 and they produce like they do for me you will probably have about 2 and 1/2 pounds of seed from them.
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    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    I know Marina only in as much for the orders of beans she has given me for the last 3 or 4 years. She is about to make another order for nearly 20 more varieties. I suspected she has a seed business somewhere in Europe, but I didn't know where. I still have seeds of Graines De Cafe, and grew...
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    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    Coffee beans must be the variety that I know as Graines De Cafe. Very productive pole dry bean. Rounded brown seeds that are glossy. They almost look like pieces of chocolate candy. I got them from a woman in Liebenfels, Austria. Very well worth growing. I'm curious what it cost you to get...
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    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    @Spork, I have never grown out the Kutasi Princess. I let my growers network grow them out. I have a small amount of the seed but my growers network will increase the seed quantity over time. Everything is kept in the freezer so the seed will actully be viable for at least two decades. I...
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    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    Oh yes KP, Kutasi Princess. @Spork, I hope you have great success with Kutasi Princess this coming growing season. I would imagine that by early April you might have them planted. By July you will have new seed of them. It will be neat to see the new seed. Hope you post photos of the progress of...
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    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    @Spork What is this 200 KP seeds. I am in the dark on this one. Can you do a photo of them?
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