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Yippee!! Yum Yum!! Runner Beans

Discussion in 'Edible Gardening' started by shiney, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. tweaky

    tweaky Gardener

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    Nice joke shiney....must have saved you more than that...bad back, arm ache, leg ache, no need for a new hoe every year from woolworths:D
     
  2. shiney

    shiney President, Grumpy Old Men's Club Staff Member

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    Didn't think of that Tweaky!!!! :thumb: :D

    I'm feeling a lot fitter since you said that. :D :D :D :D :D
     
  3. shiney

    shiney President, Grumpy Old Men's Club Staff Member

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    I picked these yesterday evening :thumb:


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    The Armstrong beans are now catching up to the Polestar. Armstrong produce longer, thinner beans and, from my experience over the years, are more drought resistant.

    White Lady are almost ready to pick with Megoles not far behind. The 'rescued' Galaxy are in bloom but no beans showing yet.
     
  4. Freddy

    Freddy Miserable git, well known for it

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    Hi shiney. I was wondering, should runners be `fed` ? Cheers...freddy.
     
  5. Kedi-Gato

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    They look delicious, shiney, and I'm sure they tasted delicious too! Made my mouth water just looking at them. :thumb:

    I think I shall get a bit of that weed-supressant foil for next year. I don't need much but it seems just the thing for keeping our few beans, courgettes and pumpkins happy, plus saving us going around with the watering can. :)

    Just one question - do the slugs collect under the foil? I wouldn't like to pick it up and find whole colonies of the horrors there :eek::eek:
     
  6. shiney

    shiney President, Grumpy Old Men's Club Staff Member

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    freddy, I don't feed my beans but dig in loads of home made compost every winter. I don't do crop rotation either. I used to but haven't bothered for at least 15 years. We always get a very good crop and no problems. :thumb:

    Kedi, it is a plastic weed suppressant and, to a certain extent, the slugs collect under it but after such a bad year of slugs last year Mrs shiney now puts just a few slug pellets under the plastic :eek:. We also have slug pubs at the ends of the rows of beans. Although we had quite a lot of slugs around the garden our beans weren't troubled with them. :thumb: :)
     
  7. Kandy

    Kandy Will be glad to see the sun again soon.....

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    Lovely crop of beans you have there Shiney:thumb:

    We shall be picking our first couple any day now and the ones in the back garden that have come from over wintered plants have flowers on some of them but they are not the Mergoles that I thought they were.One of the plants has four shoots coming from the base of it so that is good.I am going to leave them in the ground again and see if they will shoot next year for a second time:thumb:
     
  8. capney

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    Up and at em early this morning.
    Its harvest time from my humble veg patch..
    With quality control carried out by our Mojo. ( The feline )
    I did manage to double up on the peas after I took this picture.
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    Capney
     
  9. Labrador

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    Runners now really coming on stream, so it will be beans with nearly everything. More runner beans with your Rice Crispies?:D
     
  10. Rosiemongrel

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    I picked my first beans yesterday too! I am so thrilled. There were some French beans from my little row of dwarf Frenchies, and some runner beans (white lady). It looks like there'll be loads more in a few days. This veg growing lark is exciting - garden to pot in 10 minutes - doesn't get better than that now, does it! :)
     
  11. tweaky

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    Nope...your correct...great ain't it.:thumb:
     
  12. shiney

    shiney President, Grumpy Old Men's Club Staff Member

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    My garden is going to pot in this weather! ;) ;) ;) :D :D :D
     
  13. tweaky

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    Your 800 acres you mean;):D
     
  14. shiney

    shiney President, Grumpy Old Men's Club Staff Member

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    White Lady have just started cropping, to join Polestar and Armstrong :thumb:. Mergoles have about a week to go and Galaxy a couple of weeks at least.


    Here is todays catch :D


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    These will raise more money for our charity :thumb: :)
     
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