Tuesday 17 October 2017

In My Seed Box 2018 - Beans

Since 2013 I have grown a number of types & varieties of Beans, but this is what I have in my seed box for 2018 

Self Saved & Seed Circle

Blue Beans
Cara La Virgen de la Baneza Leon (Climbing French Bean)
Cherokee Trail of Tears (Climbing French Bean)
Crimson Flowered (Broad Bean)
Kew Blue
Major Cook's (Climbing French Bean)
Nun's Belly Button (Bush Bean)
Ryder's Blue CoCo (Climbing French Bean)
Scarlet Emperor (Runner Bean)
Vermont Cranberry (Bush Bean)

Review Of Seed Stocks in Packets

Elena (Soya Bean) - Glycine Max - 50 Seeds - Free with GYO Mag - Mr Fothergill's
Pickwick (Bush Bean)                   - 12 Seeds - £2.09 - Thompson & Morgan - Sow By Dec 2016
Scarlet (Runner Bean)                 - 50 Seeds - Free with GYO Mag - Mr Fothergill's
Stardust (Runner Bean)               - 45 Seeds - Free Trial - Marshalls - Sow By 9/2020

Update - Found 2nd Nov in a random box

White Lady - Quantity unknown but cam as part of a Sarah Raven's Bumper Cropping Collection - Use by 2017 but I shall give them a go.

Growing Selection for 2018

My annual runner is normally Scarlet Emperor as they normally provide a good yield and a single panel in the wall at Mill Green Allotment provides me with ample runners for my needs but also for passing on to my sister, sister -in-law, eldest daughter and our neighbour.

This year I will be growing Scarlet Emperor as normal but also having a bash at Marshalls new bean Stardust on the runner bean front. I will also be growing  Nun's Belly Button,  Vermont Cranberry & Pickwick on the French or Bush Bean front.

Should I still be on Spencer Road or should I be lucky enough to get the plot next to 1A then I will try some of the French climbing beans as well if I have cleared an area to grow them.

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