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« on: February 07, 2008, 22:13 »
do I treat these the same as runners?  I have bought some heritage seed to try out......
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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2008, 22:19 »
Must admit to never growing french beans before, but I've got some seed off DD. and plan to grow them like runners.
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2008, 22:27 »
yes,  8) , you do not make much difference other then more tender to eat. :)

Where is DD, BTW?
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2008, 22:29 »
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yes,  8) , you do not make much difference other then more tender to eat. :)

Where is DD, BTW?


On his jollys i think

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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2008, 22:34 »
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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2008, 22:38 »
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foreign remember, easy to lose me :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


 :oops: I forget,    Jollys = Holiday  :wink:

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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2008, 22:41 »
Ta. he is having loads of them. :lol:

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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2008, 22:46 »
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Ta. he is having loads of them. :lol:


 :lol:  I know lucky devil  :D

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« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2008, 22:46 »
not all french beans need tall supports - many are dwarf varieties and need no more than 3ft high pea stick style supports

there are only two varieties of french bean that i have grown that climb high - and about 12 diff varieties that don't climb  :wink:

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« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2008, 22:48 »
Cheers Splodger

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« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2008, 22:59 »
I've grown both under the same conditions as my runners and found the dwarf beans to be better croppers.  That may just be luck, soil or the weather but I am definately doing them again this year.
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« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2008, 23:09 »
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I've grown both under the same conditions as my runners and found the dwarf beans to be better croppers.  That may just be luck, soil or the weather but I am definately doing them again this year.


i have to agree with you ice - i think dwarfs (beans thats is - not little peeps) give you alot more productivity

and i like them more than runners and flats too - and great raw  :wink:

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« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2008, 23:11 »
We couldn't eat them fast enough. :shock:

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« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2008, 23:30 »
We grew dwarf french beans last year I think they were Opera and they didn't need any support as they weren't very tall.  Lovely crop and very tasty.

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« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2008, 00:23 »
Have a look at my posts on this thread for tips on growing climbing french beans indoors.

http://www.chat.allotment-garden.org/viewtopic.php?t=12886
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