How is the harvest going?

deanriowa(4b)August 29, 2012

Just wondering how everyone's harvest results have been going?

It has been a very dry year here in Iowa and I have not watered thus all of my legumes are quite a bit behind. Now it is a race to the first frost for all of my seed saving efforts, I think it is going to be close.

  • My snap bush beans(Empress, Cherokee Wax) have produced very well this year for fresh eating.
  • My snap pole beans(Migliorucci,Landfrauen,Nell's Climbing, Bosnian Yellow Pod) are behind this season and just starting to produce.
  • My dry bush beans(Hutterite,Dr Wyches Russian) are on track, other than a tiller incident earlier in the season.
  • My surprise bush cowpea(Biwa Sitter), from the regional meskwaki tribe is doing quite well. I thought this would be a dry bush bean when planted.
  • My bush cowpea(Purple Hull) are drying quite well and as always has been a great cowpea here in Iowa for me.
  • A few more I will talk about later.

Looking forward to hear about everyone's results.

thanks,

Dean

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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

Although my plantings are small compared to most of you we've been eating Cherokee Trail of Tears, Bosnian Pole and Bird Egg#3 and will get seed from them.
Ones I'm growing just for seed and maybe a taste are Comtesse de Chambord(seed harvested), Black Jungle Butter Beans(seed harvested), Irish Conners, Turkey Craw, Uzice Speckled Wax, Grandma's Yugoslavian, Jeminez, Gigandes, Selma Zebra, Blue Bloom, Kew Blue, Purple Italian Marconi Stringless, Deseronto Potato and Duane Baptiste Potato beans, Wood Mountain Crazy Beans, Swiss Landfruen and Regal Salad, it looks like I'll get seed from all of these albeit in small amounts.

Two planted late and flowering now, Blue Greasy Grit and Barksdale will give us some beans but very doubtful about collecting seed, made a note to plant earlier next year.

I had one Ukrainian Runner (pole) seed given to me, it didn't germinate, seed very similar to Gigandes and Samos Greek Lima, given one more, very shy with flowers has only a couple. I planted it in a tub and will move it to the greenhouse if necessary. In the pic below left to right Gigandes, Ukrainian, Samos.

The only pea I grew was the Shiraz snow pea, put a short row in and had a bumper crop, we ate all we wanted and harvested quite a bit of seed. I planted 12 of these, they are up and growing, curious to see if they stay that beautiful black purple color, if we're lucky we'll get another taste.

All in all I can't complain what with the weather we've had this year. Annette

    Bookmark   August 29, 2012 at 1:14PM
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jwr6404(8B Wa)

Annette
PMd you today via GW. I got some white IWK Beans this year along with my largest beans ever. Send me address if your still interested.

Jim

    Bookmark   August 29, 2012 at 11:45PM
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jwr6404(8B Wa)

Annette
PMd you today via GW. I got some white IWK Beans this year along with my largest beans ever. Send me address if your still interested.

Jim

    Bookmark   August 29, 2012 at 11:46PM
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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

Hi Jim, didn't get it, at least not yet. I just sent you one.

Annette

    Bookmark   August 30, 2012 at 12:39AM
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Denise O'Reilly

Hi Annette;

I am a seed grower in Alberta. I have grown the Duane Baptiste and wondered about your experience with it and the Potato Bean as I have heard they are the same. I am wondering if the seed I have is Duane or the other. I would like to talk to you about comparing the two with growth habit, bean size and all that. If you have time, thanks,

denise

    Bookmark   February 16, 2015 at 8:41AM
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Denise O'Reilly

Email me or go to my website.A'Bunadh Seeds

    Bookmark   February 16, 2015 at 8:42AM
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