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  1. saritabee

    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    The Falcon I grew last year (via Tricia77, who I think got them from Russ originally) was itty-bitty in pretty much every way. Itty-bitty seeds, itty-bitty pods, itty-bitty plant. It got kinda shaded out by the larger bush beans around it, but all of the plants were easily under a foot tall and...
  2. saritabee

    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    All right, will do. I'm glad that it wasn't just me with the bad bean year, at least.
  3. saritabee

    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    Finally caught up with the end of the thread! *whew* If there's something I haven't been behind on this year, I don't know what it is. I grew out six LEBN varieties this year, with mixed results. Which was pretty disappointing after last year's resounding successes, but... I guess that's a good...
  4. saritabee

    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    Russ, when are you leaving for Florida (and/or when do you need the beans mailed by)? Planning to get the rest of my beans sorted this weekend.
  5. saritabee

    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    Man this season was bad. Especially compared to last year, which for me at least was magical. Last year I only grew 4 plants of any given pole bean, and got 1+ pounds off at least 5 or 6 of them. This year...... gak.
  6. saritabee

    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    Did you get purple-streaked pods off this? Every time I've grown it (this year and the past two years) the seed has looked exactly the same, with zero off-types, but I've gotten pods that turn purple-streaked right toward the end. But the original grower said she never got those purple-streaked...
  7. saritabee

    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    I've never actually grown them, but I have a pack of 2018 seed from Baker Creek and would be happy to send you some. Might be fun to run a test crop next to whatever you harvest from this year! :)
  8. saritabee

    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    Galloway and Frost both grew as semi-runners for me this year; I did start them late, but honestly I think it was just a crap year for beans in this neck of the woods.
  9. saritabee

    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    I have some 2018 Galopka I can send you if these don't work out; just let me know...
  10. saritabee

    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    My Davis is looking pretty good, thankfully...
  11. saritabee

    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    I can send you some of these at the end of the season; we can connect up and see if I've got anything else you want. :)
  12. saritabee

    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    I have Benishibori that I'm growing out this year; I'll send you some! At least it's *a* Benishibori; but it's such an unusual name I can't imagine there's more than one. It's a red and white speckled-y bush bean.
  13. saritabee

    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    I presprouted all my bean seeds last year, and I'm planning to do it again this year. It was kind of an experiment, but I feel like the pros outweighed the cons by the end of the season. I used those 2-lb salad mix tubs, with 2 wet dishtowels (one below the beans and one above), and kept the...
  14. saritabee

    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    I was thinking about aftermidnight the other day, too; hopefully she is doing all right.
  15. saritabee

    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    Thanks for posting the bush beans! I think I'm finally decided... Network Beans: Galloway; Frost; Schoko Flecken; Lila Stuart; Ojibwe Black; and Night Star if you have it (it looked like it was on the website as 2013 seed, but let me know if I should pick something else). Extras: Buxton...
  16. saritabee

    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    I'd be interested in the bush beans as well, and I have space for at least one semi-runner...
  17. saritabee

    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    Hooray, happy 2019!!! :weee Do you have a list of beans that need to be grown out the most, or is the website a pretty accurate snapshot of that right now?
  18. saritabee

    2018 Little Easy Bean Network - Join Us In Saving Amazing Heirloom Beans

    That was my experience with the Rwanda Rainbow and the Mugungi both. Mugungi was interesting because it put on a huge flush of blossoms in the spring, then totally shut down for the summer (the plant itself was beautiful, but almost no blossoms), then toward the fall it put on another huge...
  19. saritabee

    2018 Little Easy Bean Network - Join Us In Saving Amazing Heirloom Beans

    This unfortunately is one thing I didn't keep track of this year; next year I will, though. The little pink beans had some GORGEOUS dark-rose-colored pods, though.
  20. saritabee

    2018 Little Easy Bean Network - Join Us In Saving Amazing Heirloom Beans

    Each plant only produces one color of seed, so I think they're probably just a family of segregations that have been grown together. (Honestly, not knowing the history of the bean, it could just be an African bean soup mix that was never actually grown together.) But they are all certainly...
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