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O.K. I've asked everywhere I can think of.....

Posted by aftermidnight Z8 V. Island B.C. (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 30, 12 at 15:50

A bit OT maybe, but, is anyone on this forum growing Baby Fordhook Lima Beans, Baby Fordhook NOT Fordhook 242, I've been searching for a source to buy or if anyone can spare a few seeds it would be very much appreciated. Most commercial sources I've looked at aren't offering them anymore. It looks like it's another variety that has to get into the hands of seed savers for presevation.

Annette


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RE: O.K. I've asked everywhere I can think of.....

Have you asked anyone from the Cowichan Valley Garden club? I am going that way on friday to pick up my daylily, Jamacian Love!from Shawnigan Lake Daylily Farm. Road trip...hint hint....


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RE: O.K. I've asked everywhere I can think of.....

Looks like you can get them right from Burpee.

Here is a link that might be useful: Baby Limas Fordhook


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RE: O.K. I've asked everywhere I can think of.....

Burpee doesn't have them and apparently will not have them next year either :(.


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RE: O.K. I've asked everywhere I can think of.....

try here -- www.amazon.com/gp/product/BOO4ZS18U2


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RE: O.K. I've asked everywhere I can think of.....

Thanks Roxanna, had a look but they aren't the right ones, I'm looking for Baby Fordhook Limas, not Fordhook 242 :(.


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RE: O.K. I've asked everywhere I can think of.....

Try Seed Savers Exchange. If you join as a member, then you get a catalogue of all the members who grow seeds of thousands of veggies and fruits and they list which seeds they grow and have for sale/trade. I haven't been a member in years, since I don't have enough sunny space to do much veggie gardening, but you might find lots of wonderful things to grow that you won't find anywhere else. Good luck.

Martha


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RE: O.K. I've asked everywhere I can think of.....

Thanks Martha, this looks like the best bet for this hard to find bean, hopefully a member has it listed and will be contacted by someone who has a current membership. I'm a Seeds of Diversity member here in Canada but not a member of the Seed Savers Exchange.

Annette


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RE: O.K. I've asked everywhere I can think of.....

Annette,

The Seeds of Diversity's website lists many suppliers - have you tried checking those out?


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RE: O.K. I've asked everywhere I can think of.....

Thanks Ianna, I looked, Fordhook and Fordhook 242 have listings but no Baby Fordhook :(.

Annette


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RE: O.K. I've asked everywhere I can think of.....

Seed Saver's Exchange catalog doesn't have Baby Fordhook, and only one listing for Fordhook 242, I'm afraid. New catalog will be out in a few months, and who knows what will be there.

However, I did find this:

http://www.everwilde.com/store/Baby-Fordhook-Lima-Bean-Seeds.html

I don't know if they ship to Canada, though.


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RE: O.K. I've asked everywhere I can think of.....

eahamel, thanks for the link. They say not available yet, maybe there's some hope? Actually I'm looking for this bean for someone in the U.S. who has a more suitable climate for growing these. I'll watch to see if or when they are available, thanks again.

Annette


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