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There is also the fact that, if the beads you are growing are rare, you can take pride in saving them from extinction (or if you are like me, let the onus of preserving them drive you insane)

I suppose laws morph like that or not depending on what the ultimate goal of those laws is. If the goal shifts from protecting the public to obtaining revenue then you get things like that (my mom told me yesterday that local cops have started ticketing cars even if they have broken no laws to keep up their quotas, and they now keep a spotter in the municipal lot to ticket the MOMENT a car goes over it's permitted time.

And of course they is law designed to make the public perfect obedient and subservient to authority, to try and get to the old concept of "Everything that is not mandatory is prohibited."

In my case there is also the complications of dealing with my mead production. It's perfectly legal for me to make all the mead I want at home. But since I don't actually DRINK it there is the problem of getting rid of it. I can't sell it publicly , because I don't have a liquor selling license ( and my process in incompatible with getting one) I can't take anything from those who I give it to because that would count as selling (so no to the idea of say accepting raw material [honey] for finished product. I only meet my consuming relatives twice a year so that doesn't let me get rid of much. And you can't mail glass bottles.

it is the alcohol content that causes the most issues there. for a small producer in this state of edible things that aren't considered drugs you can sell up to a certain $ limit as long as you state on the item that it was produced in an uninspected kitchen and that you have your name and address on it and ingredients. to me that is sensible and i'm glad they finally put that law into the books.
 

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it is the alcohol content that causes the most issues there. for a small producer in this state of edible things that aren't considered drugs you can sell up to a certain $ limit as long as you state on the item that it was produced in an uninspected kitchen and that you have your name and address on it and ingredients. to me that is sensible and i'm glad they finally put that law into the books.
That's you. I'm in NY the land of extensive laws (we only JUST got the right to order alcohol online, and that was mostly a COVID concession)
 

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That's you. I'm in NY the land of extensive laws (we only JUST got the right to order alcohol online, and that was mostly a COVID concession)
There is a simple solution to your dilemma, @Pulsegleaner. Move to Michigan! Though it isn’t the best time to buy a house.

I’ve got a pretty decent start on our bean patch, though maybe a bit later than I was hoping. The Christmas tree poles are looking like they will work well. The birds and grasshoppers seem to like them.

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I’m enjoying the dark stem color on Viola.

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There is a simple solution to your dilemma, @Pulsegleaner. Move to Michigan! Though it isn’t the best time to buy a house.

I’ve got a pretty decent start on our bean patch, though maybe a bit later than I was hoping. The Christmas tree poles are looking like they will work well. The birds and grasshoppers seem to like them.

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I’m enjoying the dark stem color on Viola.

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that looks like a lovely open space to have a nice big garden. :)
 

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2021 Bean Acres Photos From The Bird's Eye View


Now that my Bean Acres contains two raised beds. I thought new photos of this years bush bean grow out would be fun to see. The second bed on the right side of the photos, you will notice in the lower left section of that raised bed that the rows are not well defined. I watered a couple of days ago with my lawn sprinkler and many of those plants just fell over. At least they are not laying against moist soil but against the weed fabric.

Many of the bean varieties have begun to bloom and small pods are beginning to appear.

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Yeah! There are new, healthy shoots on Fox Family Greasy. It's finally supposed to cool down next week.

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Limas are the most satisfied with tropical weather.

Potawatomi Lima
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Ping Zebra

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Unfortunately, the other beans shed a lot of flowers, but some pods remained.

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Mountaineer White Half Runner
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Dente Di Morto

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My Network Grail - Seneca Pole - is starting to bloom. I got the last three seeds, sowed two. One had a damaged germ, one plant grows and it is under special supervision.

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Bean update...

While the beans in the rural garden are languishing due to waterlogged soil (12" of rainfall in the last month) the gardens at home are better drained. All of the beans, limas, peas, and soybeans planted there are doing well.

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Bert Goodwin. SSE refers to it as "bush", but for me it has always been a weak climber.

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Jembo Polish, a pole snap/shelly. They are really vigorous this year, I think they would climb 10-12' if they had room to do so.

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The unnamed cowpea/yardlong Russ sent to me really took off after I mulched it, and seems ready to climb.

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The Yokomo Giant snow pea has set a large number of pods.

All of the soybeans planted at home were knocked down to some degree by the recent storm, and will need to be tied up to support. Because of persistent vole issues, I planted all of the tall varieties at home, so knew I would have to tie them up at some point... but it would have been much easier while they were still standing. :barnie
 

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Bean update...

While the beans in the rural garden are languishing due to waterlogged soil (12" of rainfall in the last month) the gardens at home are better drained. All of the beans, limas, peas, and soybeans planted there are doing well.

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Bert Goodwin. SSE refers to it as "bush", but for me it has always been a weak climber.

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Jembo Polish, a pole snap/shelly. They are really vigorous this year, I think they would climb 10-12' if they had room to do so.

View attachment 42312The unnamed cowpea/yardlong Russ sent to me really took off after I mulched it, and seems ready to climb.

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The Yokomo Giant snow pea has set a large number of pods.

All of the soybeans planted at home were knocked down to some degree by the recent storm, and will need to be tied up to support. Because of persistent vole issues, I planted all of the tall varieties at home, so knew I would have to tie them up at some point... but it would have been much easier while they were still standing. :barnie
I wish my soybeans were big enough to need supports!! Everything is so huge in your garden! Lucky!
 

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