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Bluejay77

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Second raised bed finished planting yesterday June 9, 2021 and watered. Soaked the entire surface of the soil with a lawn sprinkler. And a photo of our cracking droughty ground.

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All Bush varieties like the first one planted in this second bed

1.) Blue Jay
2.) Comtesse De Chambord (226)
3.) Bountiful
4.) Kishwaukee Green
5.) Buffy
6.) Idaho Refugee
7.) Conserva
8.) Wanamingo
9.) Eden Prairie
10.) Stars And Stripes
11.) Cold Spring Pinto Segregation 1.1 Yellow Pods
12.) Cannellino Malato
13.) White Hawk
14.) Cold Creek Segregation 1.3
15.) Long Prairie Trout Segregation
16.) Cold Spring Pinto Segregation 1.1 Green Pods
17.) Burton's Bridge Lavender Segregation
18.) Skunk River Trout 28A
19.) Burton's Bridge Gold Seed Segregation
20.) Uncle Willies
21.) Canadian Dot Eye
22.) Skunk River Trout 28B
23.) Snowbird
24.) Gold Creek Trout
25.) Vermont Appaloosa
26.) African Premier Segregation 4-2014
27. Berry's Best
28.) Black Trout
29.) China Yellow
30.) Cold Spring Pinto Yellow Pods
31.) Cold Srping Pinto Segregation 1.1.2
32.) Burton's Bridge Yellow Seeded Segregation
33.) Sebastian

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This is the second year i've been growing them. The first year i planted them in spring and that year we had a incredibly hot and extreme summer and the bean hardly give any produce.. It didn't like our summer at all (I was thinking the opposite, as being an African bean, i thought it'll be ok with heat) This year i planted the at the end of the summer and they were so happy and producing through winter here.

that was exactly my idea too when i got them, i was hoping to have more hot weather tolerant beans. haha! nope... :)
 

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sometimes i have areas that look like that too here, but inside the fence i keep enough water on the gardens to keep them from cracking.

outside the fence i don't water the grass so i'm sure there will be some cracks out back and around other places.

every storm yesterday missed us. a whole line of storms went just a few miles south of us for hours yesterday, the storm that popped up to the east of us didn't make it to us, etc.
 

Zeedman

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Conditions still dry here as well. I'm not complaining by any means, since that permits access to the gardens every day (as much as the heat allows) and allows controlled irrigation. We keep everything irrigated, but some cracking is starting in the pathways. Given the heat & full sunlight, everything is growing ahead of schedule. I'll have to put up a trellis later (when it cools down a little) for Piekny Jas & Jembo Polish, which already have runners starting.

In the rural garden, all remaining bean transplants are in, and nearly all of the direct-seeded beans & soybeans are emerging. The high soil temperatures, and not having the soil turned into adobe by heavy thunderstorms, have really helped the germination rate this year... exceptionally good stands for everything.
 

ZoeV

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Wow @Bluejay

It's great to see your garden. So this is where the magic happens.
And amazed with just the list of those beans.... :D Like a dream to me.. Looking forward to see the progress
 

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Second raised bed finished planting yesterday June 9, 2021 and watered. Soaked the entire surface of the soil with a lawn sprinkler. And a photo of our cracking droughty ground.

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All Bush varieties like the first one planted in this second bed

1.) Blue Jay
2.) Comtesse De Chambord (226)
3.) Bountiful
4.) Kishwaukee Green
5.) Buffy
6.) Idaho Refugee
7.) Conserva
8.) Wanamingo
9.) Eden Prairie
10.) Stars And Stripes
11.) Cold Spring Pinto Segregation 1.1 Yellow Pods
12.) Cannellino Malato
13.) White Hawk
14.) Cold Creek Segregation 1.3
15.) Long Prairie Trout Segregation
16.) Cold Spring Pinto Segregation 1.1 Green Pods
17.) Burton's Bridge Lavender Segregation
18.) Skunk River Trout 28A
19.) Burton's Bridge Gold Seed Segregation
20.) Uncle Willies
21.) Canadian Dot Eye
22.) Skunk River Trout 28B
23.) Snowbird
24.) Gold Creek Trout
25.) Vermont Appaloosa
26.) African Premier Segregation 4-2014
27. Berry's Best
28.) Black Trout
29.) China Yellow
30.) Cold Spring Pinto Yellow Pods
31.) Cold Srping Pinto Segregation 1.1.2
32.) Burton's Bridge Yellow Seeded Segregation
33.) Sebatian

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@Bluejay77 I've never seen anything like that in my life! What a crack!! I've seen tiny little hair fissures on the more clay soil, but that looks like movie material. Yikes! We had an hour of rain today, 2nd fairly heavy rain this week. First, I'm thankful to be off watering duty for a while, but then I hope we don't get too much more. The temperature will be dropping to more seasonal norms soon, so we won't need so much anymore.
 

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And last some Turkish origin beans i grew last year. They mostly doesn't have names, and it's common to find very different local names for the same bean. I am trying to get as much info as i can

This is Black Sea bean.. (Local Turkish name: Karadeniz Fasulye, Kara Ayse) At least one of the local names people call them. It's mostly grown north part of the Turkey, Black Sea region and very well known at that area and a staple. People used them in many local dishes both fresh and dry. Also famous as pickled beans and again this pickled beans is used in many dishes. It's a cool loving bean and strong climber, thick flat pods. My experience, it doesn't like the hot summer weather in here. I am trying to find a better suitable growing time for this, experimenting early spring sow, autumn growing.. I m struggling to save good quality seeds of this one. It takes ages to mature the pods and dry. And always facing with a wet season while the pods are drying and end up sprouting beans in pod :( If i pick them a bit early then the seeds look wrinkled and ugly... :/

I think i will try to grow this one every year with a hope it'll be acclimatised one day as i found it's a tasty as green beans (which i like) and it keeps well..

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Gorgeous thyme spread @flowerbug. Very pretty. Are the remaining upright plants all alliums?

most of what you see fading out around the edges are daffodils, plant to the right is comfrey, in the background upper leftish are the alliums (onions and garlic), in the far upper right you can see the squash sprouts starting up. :) random strawberries around (the whole garden used to be a lot of strawberries until the deer found them).
 
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