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The 2014 Little Easy Bean Network - Get New Beans On The Cheap

Discussion in 'Fruits & Vegetables' started by Bluejay77, Apr 10, 2014.

  1. Nov 9, 2014
    marshallsmyth

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    All 3 pebblestone plants each made different colored seeds, but everything else about the plants was very uniform.

    They produced early to midseason and suddenly, and then they continued producing. These are one of the varieties I was able to remove to give more room for the other varieties that were having a hard time. I got a sufficient number of seeds from each. They would have continued producing I'm sure. The plants were in one of the hottest parts of my garden, and the heat barely phased them.

    These are good for anyone's garden in most reasonable climates. I can tell. They grew with the classic bush form that even burpee's would feel good selling, like a bush blue lake. I'm pretty sure they could even be grown in acreage farms like Kidney or Turtle or Navy beans are, and harvested mechanically.

    The unique PEBBLE pattern in them definitely sets these aside from most others, but is similar to Mrocumiere and only a few others I've seen.
     
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    marshallsmyth

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    Stevenson's Black Eye

    I grew 2 plants of these this year. Both lightly climbed with thin stems to about 3 feet.

    Below is what is left from the packet I got from Russ.
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    Next is from the plant that made light green pods. These seeds have a typical outcross look to them. I'm sure they will segregate for several more generations.
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    Though plant number 2's girls look just like their mother, These seeds grew in true WAX pods. (One of 2 surprise wax podded outcrosses this year.)
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    Good wax pods that are shaped nicely, somewhat wide, maybe 4 and a half inches long. They took weeks to finish ripening. Looks multipurpose to me.
     
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    Pulsegleaner

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    Mottled Grey has that pattern too, at least the mottled ones do (most of them). They even have some of the same variants (one of the variants seems to have the same redder shade of base)

    Oh and if you are still naming, the world for that kind of fine clay they use for Ming vases is "kaolin" Also keep in mind the word "celadon" (should you ever get a variant with a greenish base)
     
  4. Nov 9, 2014
    Bluejay77

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    Hi @marshallsmyth,

    Yep got all those same beans this year out of my Pebblestone planting. Got any good ideas for a name for the purple ones?

    Sometime you should email me a list of any varities Joseph Simcox gave you so I don't send you the same ones.

    The Red Speckled African really turned out nice. Very pretty !
     
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    TheSeedObsesser

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    "Black Beauty" may also be a good name. That Fantasy Rose is beautiful (as are the others, I just really like the pattern and pink color).

    (Oops, didn't see that there were more posts.)

    Oh and got the Armenian GB yesterday in the mail - thanks!!
     
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    Bluejay77

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    @TheSeedObsesser,

    You're very welcome. I'm glad at least one plant lived and matured and produced some nice seed.

    also @digitS',

    Got your returned seed the day before yesterday. Thanks so much you did a wonderful job on them. Don't know why the Boontjes shriveled, but the other ones look nice. Maybe it was something do with moisture level when they were drying.
     
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  7. Nov 10, 2014
    marshallsmyth

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    The Evening Moon ladies wanted to show their evening gowns.

    First, the photo of their beautiful mother...

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    Plant number one...
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    Plant number two...
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    Plant number three...
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    Plant number four...
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    Plant number one is WAX MOON. She made seeds similar to her mother's seeds, but her true virtue is in her pods. Wax Moon made pods that were shaped like dry bean pods, except that they were very crispy and juicy and aromatic Wax pods, pods which held on the plant forever before ripening. She is truly a wonderful bean for making WAX BEAN PICKLES with. She would be MIDSEASON for her wax beans, but for ripe seeds she is late season, for she takes her time ripening. Which is great! Because all the wax pods can be harvested at more or less the same time this way. Wax Moon truly shows potential as a Pickled wax bean specialty.
    Her plant was stiffly prostrate, wide, and definitely a determinate bush which did not even try to climb.

    Plant number two may well also be a snap bean. Mid green pods, but shaped like dry bean pods, and may have a few old fashioned strings, a string bean. Her pods ripened dry nicely and quickly. Midseason and productive.

    Plant number three; She is wearing the glossiest black evening gown, surely among the glossiest around. None of these seeds have been polished or waxed. She ripens a good many pods all at once, then sticks around for making a few more. Her seeds are of the Turtle bean type, but slightly larger, and they sure look gourmet quality, the kind that would make rich flavorful and dark frijole and rice recipes. Add some flavorful melting cheeses...I really like this one!!!

    Plant number four, the poor darling. She passed on in August as it got very hot, 95 degrees to 100 degrees in the shade, and she was in the sun unshaded. It was also in the 70's at night, and we experienced drought where campers had to ration water, so did I.
    But she did not die before making two small pods with seeds just like her mother's.
     
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    A little show time again for the day. Today I'll put up my Nippersink girls. They turned out a little different than Marshall's in the fact I didn't get the white pole bean with the black spots on it. My Nippersinks all turned out to be true erect standing bush types. Also I'll show my Blue Aspen and it's segregations, and all that I found of my Blue River planting.
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    Nippersink on the left I think looks just like the original I found last year. A couple of the segregations turned more and more red like the one on the right.

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    Reder and reder and some displayed more white.

    Nippersink Panel #3.jpg Finally these which displayed lots of white.

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    The one on the left is Blue Aspen from last year. They have probably darkened a bit but they still were very blue when I first saw them. The ones on the right were the closet ones I could find to Blue Aspen in the planting. I'll plant some more of last years seed next year and see if I can get the more blue out of it again.

    Blue Aspen Panel #2.jpg And some of the segregations that came out of Blue Aspen. The purple one on the right looks a lot like a bean called Amethyst.

    Blue Aspen Panel #3.jpg The last of the segregations from Blue Aspen.

    Blue River Panel #1.jpg Blue River seed on the left. These are from last year. The ones I found with the mottled markings on them. The seeds on the right were all I could find of Blue River this year.
     
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    baymule

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    I am enjoying this fashion show! Roll out the Red Carpet! Call the paparazzi! We have some beautifully gowned ladies here! No diamonds needed as they shine the brightest in their birthday suits! :lol:
     
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    ninnymary

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    Marshall, please do not send me so many beans like you did last time. I really can't use that many. You are really posting alot of really pretty beans. Just send me 3 beans of a couple types.

    Thanks
    Mary
     

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