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#1 Jordan9682 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 09, 2013 - 09:57 PM

So I put a few white beans (just out of the bag for cooking) in wet paper towel, to see if they would germinate.. And they did. But I put some in a plant pot, in potting soil. And they rotted. So would they grow in the garden? ( I'm so confused about this)
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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.


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Posted April 10, 2013 - 04:24 PM

Got any pics of them?

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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.

 

Northern White Beans and Black Beans.JPG

 

 

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.

 

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In 2012, she planted them in between the corn rows.

 

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Posted April 11, 2013 - 08:23 AM

Thanks for the info/pics. So if I don't put them alongside my corn, do I need something for them to climb?
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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

Sound easy enough, and a shorter growing season!!! Can't wait to try these out. The shorter growing season is a big thing for me when I choose what I will be growing (or atleast trying to)

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Posted May 12, 2013 - 09:55 PM

How long should the beans take to come up? I planted them April 26th about an inch deep. And nothing up yet. Should I worry?

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Posted May 13, 2013 - 02:51 AM

1" deep is a bit to deep, the rule of thumb for planting depth is, twice the dia of the seed, so a bean seed is about 1/4" so 1/2" should be about right.

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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.


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Posted May 13, 2013 - 08:23 AM

The ground temp is defiantly there. I planted a row of peas beside them and I found one poking through so far. Should I just give them another week?

I'm not sure about the depth i planted them at. Probably not an inch, that was just a guess

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