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

Discussion in 'Fruits & Vegetables' started by Bluejay77, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. Apr 11, 2018
    HmooseK

    HmooseK Deeply Rooted

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    @aftermidnight

    I was just fixing to put an APB out on you. I was wondering when you would hop in this thread.

    I'm running behind this year, I should have everything in the ground, but I don't
     
  2. Apr 11, 2018
    flowerbug

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    @Bluejay77 *bounce bounce bounce* *happy bean shopping dance* :)

    this will be fun! will e-mail mailing info...


    Network Growouts:
    Red Lima (Pole)
    Red Bollito (Pole)
    Frost (Pole)

    Purple Dove (Bush)
    Pink Early (Semi-Runner)
    Swedish Brown (Bush)


    Selections:
    Dapple Gray (Bush)
    Early Warwick (Bush)
    Fort Portal Jade (Semi-Runner)


    also can send you plenty of Painted Pony at the end of the season
    (which you have marked as sold out)...
     
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    flowerbug

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    aww! i hope you will be ok there. :hugs
     
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    flowerbug

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    @saritabee i'm looking forwards to seeing how these go. reserved fence space for some selections of pole beans.

    @Ridgerunner the moving will take a lot of work, but in the end it's looking good and working out quickly. i have a southern friend who grows beans through the winter so perhaps that will work out for you later in the season when the heat starts to fade... :)

    @HmooseK still want to hear stories see pictures!

    @marshallsmyth missing you...
     
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    aftermidnight

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    @HmooseK Still waiting for Ralph's to get here, sometime it takes awhile, pony express? hopefully sometime this week. I'll do a seed side by side picture of it next to Ralph's Italian and post it here then a quick germination test, if viable will send half of what I have down to you, keep your fingers crossed. Between the two of us we might be able to bring this one back.
    On the other front my source for Piekny Jas finally got one or two to germinate so should have a few of those soon. Being they were bought in bulk it will probably take a year or two of seed selection to get them back up to the size they should be..

    @rdback did you try a germination test on your Ralph's Italian? I still have some, maybe give them one more try in the greenhouse.

    Annette
     
  6. Apr 11, 2018
    Ridgerunner

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    Part of my problem is that some years it does not even freeze, tomatoes or peppers can live trough the winter an produce the next year. But most years we get a freeze in the 20's and occasionally a really hard freeze that can burst water pipes. You just never know what it will be or when. I'm not going to risk any of Russ's beans if I don't have confidence I can get a harvest, though I might risk some of mine since I have plenty of seeds. Right now I'm planning on a fall garden of green leafy veggies this fall and get ready for next year as far as beans and anything else.

    Those drainage issues could take a while to resolve too. Too much concrete and they did not slope things well. I'm going to take enough time to get things right before i start the garden beds.
     
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    flowerbug

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    certainly, drainage is one major issue here that i wish they'd done right from the start, it would have saved hundreds of hours of extra work and many headaches and expenses later working around things already in place...

    if you are bringing in a lot of clean fill and creating banks you may want to put down some good guage heavy wire mesh so that creatures can't use it as a den making target. spending a lot of time dealing with them trapping, hunting, plugging up holes... just makes it so much easier if you do it right from the start.
     
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    flowerbug

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    i have other "experiences/wisdom" from over the years dealing with this place but we should start another thread for that? :) i'm a bit tired now, but a good topic under landscaping/hardscaping/drainage/big picture and how to maintain to avoid further problems... tonight. nap == now. cheers... :)
     
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    aftermidnight

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    @HmooseK Ralph's arrived in the mail this afternoon, no need to compare as they don't look anything like Ralph's Italian. Did the Ralph's you had look like this?
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    Annette
     
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    saritabee

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    Aha, so that's why they weren't on the list! :)
    In place of those three, I'll do Harriet's Black Hook, Rwanda Rainbow, and Small Speckled Bunch.
     

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