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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. CanadaMarch 29, 2013

What can I say, I'm a happy camper it looks like we're headed for a decent spring for a change, it's been a long time coming. Although in the back of my mind I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop LOL.

I'm going to risk planting a few Black Jungle Butter Beans outside as in the greenhouse and keep my fingers crossed. I'm still going to start most of my beans in the greenhouse to be planted out instead of direct sowing just in case the weather does an about face.

I'm looking forward to planting Seneca Speckled Egg and Selma Star (one we thought might be extinct) along with a few more new to me beans thanks to some very nice people on this forum. I'll post my revised list once they're all in the ground.

How's everyone else's season shaping up ? Dick I hope you are experiencing the same start to spring we are up here. Does this mean we might actually get a decent summer or is it going to get hot, hot, hot, hope not I don't do hot well.

A picture of the Sencea Speckled Egg I'll be planting shortly with the now no longer minted Canadian penny. Annette

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rxkeith(z5 MI)

too soon to tell here annette

first we have to get rid of all this snow. we had a few sunny days above freezing that shrunk the banks back a bit, but when you have 4 ft of snow cover, it takes awhile to get rid of it. colder this weekend with snow showers predicted. hopefully those snow showers don't turn into inches.
sure has been nice to see the sun.
without even trying, i have something like 10 new bean varieties to try.


    Bookmark   March 30, 2013 at 11:42AM
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It's been in the 70s range here in San Jose for the last week or so, and there were a couple times when it got to 80 degrees! I've gotten my seed crop for 'Comtesse de Chambord' in, and those should hopefully be out by the end of May. I think that I am going to start my pole beans in pots within the next week or so, and put them in the ground. It looks like we'll be having a good year!

    Bookmark   March 30, 2013 at 4:28PM
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It looks like we are finally (finally!) done with temps dipping into the 30s. We had a 27 last week! That's unusual. Friday is predicted to have a low of 41, then Monday in the 80s! Weird, weird, weather. My potatoes are growing, salad, onions, favas have nearly full pods. So I am going to plant a small batch of bush beans this weekend along with tomatoes and be prepared to toss Remay over them if needed. The pole beans will have to wait another couple of weeks.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2013 at 12:34PM
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wertach zone 7-B SC

The Weather is screwing with me. 70's during the day and high 40's sometimes 50's at night for a few days. Then 40's during the day and high 30's at night for a few days.

They predict warm, I plan to plant, then it gets too cold . AAAARR!

My soil temp is high enough so I'm planting corn, squash, and beans tomorrow if I can get home before the rain comes. It is close to dark when I get home.

I might just plant by candlelight tonight! LOL

    Bookmark   April 3, 2013 at 2:33PM
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What is this spring you speak of?

    Bookmark   April 4, 2013 at 12:58AM
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It all good here in inland SoCal. My nights are settling in to high 40s to 50 and most days are 70something. Actually it was 80something today!

I started some beans inside and planted them outside in Earthboxes about two weeks ago. So far I have a tricolor bush mix in one box and in another, both Jiminez and GoldMarie.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2013 at 1:14AM
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