- Nov 21, 2013
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I gave it a try but with the conditions I was receiving I still had problems so most things that had enough to be worth it were lifted and hung undercover to dry in the shed. Sorry for the late reply.Hal,
If your bean plants are at the stage of dryng pods couldn't you have pounded some long stakes (as long as a man stands tall) in the ground with a couple of 7 centimeter screws sticking out of the wood up and down the length of your stakes on both sides and pulled the mature plants up by the roots and hung them to dry off the wet soil. Plus since their roots are no longer in the ground they dry their pods even faster. On a rainy day they drain the water off fairly well. I had this rain problem in late August and I did this and it works like a charm saved most of my seed crop this way.
I had one bean produce pods so sweet they tasted as if they had been dusted with powdered sugar, it was a black type like Black Turtle which goes by the name of Gunlik it stood up to the dry, mites, wet, wind and everything else and put on a lot of pods. It is going to be my go to dual purpose bean.