2023 Little Easy Bean Network - Beans Beyond The Colors Of A Rainbow

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I didn't yet get my beans planted in my offsite. I spent three days in the hospital with goofy heart rythms. Palpitations in other words. Lots of PVC's. In fact all last week I had 45 beats a minute heart rate and PVC's (preventrical contractions). I have had this to some degree for a vry long time, but I think it's been progressively getting a little worse. So Saturday night I checked into the ER and they checked me out. Sunday they did an Echo Cardiagram. They didn't find anything there. Today was a stress test and again everything looked great. They want me to check in with an Electro Physyological Specialist. I might have some places on the surface of my heart that is conducting extra electrical signals. They might have to zap them to stop all the heart palpitations.

Tomorrow I hit the ground running. 8 tomato plants to plant and lots of seed and prestarted limas to get into the ground. Some of the limas already have runners on them that want to wrap around something. The PVC"s are not life threatening.


I believe that the Gabarone Sugar is a semi-runner.
Oh my goodness @Bluejay77 , I'm so sorry to hear that you've been in the hospital. Do you know what causes the palpitations?

Wonderful to hear, though, that all your tests looked great. That experience must have been a bit scary. Years ago I used to get a sensation, usually while reading in bed at night for some reason, that suddenly my chest would feel like there is a fish inside it, flopping around, like when you catch them on a line and bring them up on the dock. It scared me, and would make me sit right up with alarm. My adrenaline would pump I'm sure because I had no idea what was making that happen and it seemed like my heart was beating all funny. I eventually learned that my high histamine diet was causing that, and when I changed course with what I was eating it disappeared. I virtually never get that anymore, just the odd time when I eat very high histamine foods.

I have no idea if this is of any help, but here it is anyway.

 

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@heirloomgal, I grew the Gabarone Sugar in 2018...it was a very slow growing pole bean for me. Oddly enough, I put some notes and pictures on the 2018 version of this thread - if you search Gabarone, you'll see the posts. It looks like mine could've used an extra month but I did get a decent amount of seed.
Thank you so much @Michael Lusk!
 

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I didn't yet get my beans planted in my offsite. I spent three days in the hospital with goofy heart rhythms.

Tomorrow I hit the ground running. 8 tomato plants to plant and lots of seed and pre-started limas to get into the ground.
Oh my Blue Jay. I suggest that tomorrow you hit the ground jogging instead of running. Start slowly at first, and see how it goes. Beans are important for sure-- but your heart health is paramount. ❤️
 

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@Bluejay77 glad you came out of the experience with an answer and a chance of additional help. i have a relative in the hospital currently where the doctors cannot figure out what is going on. they've already been seen by about 12 docs and even the old-timers who've seen everything haven't figured it out. :(
 

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Oh my goodness @Bluejay77 , I'm so sorry to hear that you've been in the hospital. Do you know what causes the palpitations?
No they still don't know what causes these palpatations. That is why I will eventually see a Cardiologist that deals with the electrical side of the heart. My older brother had a spot on on his heart that gave him lots of palpatations. So they do a procedure called an ablation. They cauterize or lightly burn any spots they find on the surface of the heart that is conducting the extra electrical impulses and causing the heart to put in these extra beats. They are extra beats but they make me feel like the heart actually stops on those beats.

When the cauterizing procedure is done you are under sedation.
 
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Hope you had a great day planting @Bluejay77!

I went out with my measuring tape today to find the climbing 'winner' - and I found 2 that were pretty much neck 'n' neck in the 'race'!

Mongeta de Talarn (pic 2) & Schwabenland (pic 1) are the two tallest of all the climbing beans at nearly 3 feet! Considering it's only June 6th, and I was late getting started (mid May), and I think I even got transplants into the ground later than I wanted to, it's nice to see some climbing action already!

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Beans climbing in the setting sun of early summer....😍
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will be trimming the vagrant squash and melon sprouts (or they will take over) from around the onions, peppers and tomatoes and then watering and then finally back to planting beans. hope i can get at least one garden done today and the other done tomorrow. i've been watering both of them to soften them up or i would have a much harder time getting them done.

it is pretty much going as well as it can be. not as far along as i'd like but not very late either. the bulk beans outside the fences may be late. i'm only doing one garden this year and hoping the deer stay away. without the other garden to lure them in perhaps it will work. i'll find out... 1000 rat traps?
 

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will be trimming the vagrant squash and melon sprouts (or they will take over) from around the onions, peppers and tomatoes and then watering and then finally back to planting beans. hope i can get at least one garden done today and the other done tomorrow. i've been watering both of them to soften them up or i would have a much harder time getting them done.

it is pretty much going as well as it can be. not as far along as i'd like but not very late either. the bulk beans outside the fences may be late. i'm only doing one garden this year and hoping the deer stay away. without the other garden to lure them in perhaps it will work. i'll find out... 1000 rat traps?
I water too before weeding because if I didn't the plants would just break off, not come free roots and all. I wonder if it's just us clay soil folks?

You guys give me hope that the beans seeds I put in these last few days where there were empty spots in the rows might be okay in the long run. I felt that it might be a fruitless endeavour at this time season-wise to put those in, but if you guys are still putting seeds in I might just be okay. My season is probably a wee bit shorter generally, but on the whole it's pretty close to the upper northern states. That's good news to me. 😄
 

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Two gardens down, one to go. About 1/2 of all the beans planted (or transplanted). I had calculated how many flats of bean & soybean transplants I still had planned (!!!!) and decided to direct-seed most of those. In the case of low-germ soybeans, that means that where I have enough seed to keep some as backup, it means direct seed & hope for the best. Two of those are already starting to show. :celebrate A direct-seeded yardlong is already up too.

I'll still plant one 8-cell strip of any bean that was direct seeded, as backup... but not for soybeans, unless I am the only source. Will start adzuki as transplants too. The only other transplants still in progress are one bitter melon & one luffa which had poor germination in the first round, to increase the population.

The rural garden will be "fun" (sarc) because having been fallow all last year, it has reverted to what is basically adobe gravel. I'll probably just do transplants there today, and water the rows which will be direct seeded tomorrow, in hope of softening up the ground. Hopefully I can break up the ground to a bearable texture with a small hand-held tiller tomorrow.
 
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