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Old 06-04-2009, 07:08 AM
 
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Anyone grows beans? I love that there are low-maintenance - no canning or freezing needed. Even shelling them doesn't need to be done right away. I grow French dwarf beans (sometimes called cranberry beans) - with red-white marble pods:

http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/v...d/P1050240.jpg

Also broad fava beans, but mostly for eating fresh, enjoing their tangy taste. Not sure if you can cook them?
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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We grow them almost every year. They are so easy! We usually grow the Kentucky Blue variety.
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Old 06-04-2009, 02:03 PM
 
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I think they are bush beans? The are great since you can eat young sweet pods and dry them for dry beans. I have bush beans with broader pods, something like this:

Gina Romano Bush Bean Seeds - West Coast Seeds

I wonder if anyone grows any traditional beans, like red kidney beans, or soldier beans...
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Old 06-04-2009, 02:04 PM
 
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There are a lot of beans:

Heritage & Heirloom Bean Database
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:59 AM
 
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I've tried growing beans on several occasions. The local bunny population decided that I was creating a buffet just for them, and decimated them. Any suggestions for keeping them at bay - I live in the city, so rabbit stew isn't an option.
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:02 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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all of you are so lucky and I hope to have a veggie garden soon and flowers too . wow the beans look awesome .
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:07 AM
 
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I grow scarlet runner beans....beautiful vines with coral flowers grow along the top of the fence. I had neighbors houses away asking about them the first time I grew them. This year I am planting them in hanging pots so that I have more on the top of my fence in a shorter time. The beans are very tasty in soups. The pods are too tough unless used early.
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Anyone grows beans? I love that there are low-maintenance - no canning or freezing needed. Even shelling them doesn't need to be done right away. I grow French dwarf beans (sometimes called cranberry beans) - with red-white marble pods:

http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/v...d/P1050240.jpg

Also broad fava beans, but mostly for eating fresh, enjoing their tangy taste. Not sure if you can cook them?
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:10 AM
 
Location: On the Ohio River in Western, KY
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This year we only have sugar snap peas and Ky wonder pole beans; but next year I am growing the purple pole beans, christmas lima beans, red noodle asian beans, and sugar snap peas.

I love beans.
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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We just have pole beans and they are everywhere, not only growing on the fense, which was expected, but seeking out the tomato poles, the squash plants and anything else they can find...I am guessing we will have our first meal in about a week or so.
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Old 10-01-2013, 04:32 PM
 
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I need to know if I can use the pods(seeds) out of scarlet runner beans and plant them next yr? If so , do I need to dry them before I store them ?
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