Growing "white Beans"?
Posted April 09, 2013 - 09:57 PM
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Posted April 10, 2013 - 12:15 PM
We grew them the last 2 summer. Wife did what you did, only they went straight into the ground from the paper towels. Worked just fine for her.
Edited by New.Canadian.DB.Owner, April 10, 2013 - 12:15 PM.
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Posted April 10, 2013 - 04:24 PM
Posted April 11, 2013 - 07:55 AM
I spoke to the Gardeness. She says in 2011, she paper toweled 1/2 & straight planted 1/2. Both did equally well. In 2012, she straight planted all of them. 1/2" down in warm soil. They are called Northern White Beans. She also did the same for Black Beans. Both were bought from our local grocery store.
In 2011, she planted them around her corn plants so they could feed nitrogen to the corn. The corn stocks acted as climbing poles for the beans.
In 2012, she planted them in between the corn rows.
Edited by New.Canadian.DB.Owner, April 11, 2013 - 07:57 AM.
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Posted April 11, 2013 - 08:23 AM
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Posted April 11, 2013 - 03:29 PM
Thanks for the infor NCDBO!! I love some northern beans... wonder if they would grow down here?
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Posted April 11, 2013 - 07:46 PM
The Gardeness says no poles required, treat them like garden peas.
As for whether they will grow "down south", she says they should. The "northern" designation refers the ability to produce within a shorter growing season. They love sun & warmth, but like anything else, too much of a good thing is no longer a good thing.
We usually dedicate a portion of the garden to trying something new. Last year it was ground cherries & ocra. Both did very well.
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Posted April 11, 2013 - 08:17 PM
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Posted May 13, 2013 - 02:51 AM
Posted May 13, 2013 - 06:36 AM
It needs to be warm for the beans to germinate. It's not warm enough here in southern Ontario so I doubt it is warm enough in southern Saskatchewan, unless you are growing them indoors.
Edited by New.Canadian.DB.Owner, May 13, 2013 - 07:16 AM.
Posted May 13, 2013 - 08:23 AM
I'm not sure about the depth i planted them at. Probably not an inch, that was just a guess
Edited by Jordan9682, May 13, 2013 - 08:24 AM.