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Beans: They even grow at night!

Posted by naturegirl_2007 5b SW Michigan (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 8, 11 at 21:12

This year our Scarlet Runner Beans are easy to see from the house and deck. It is amazing how fast they climb. We looked closely at them last last evening and saw they were 2 inches from the top of our trellis extension. This morning, soon after the sun came up, they were 3 inches past the tops! That much growth would not have surprised me much during a long sunny day, but I didn't expect it during the dark hours of the night. From now on they will have to "run" down. No more extensions or we won't be able reach the beans and harvest them.


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RE: Beans: They even grow at night!

We have beans to pick now....and will have to stretch to reach them!


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RE: Beans: They even grow at night!

I envy you, we're having beans for supper tonite but from the supermarket :(, my runners have just started flowering so it's going to be awhile before we get to eat our own, I can hardly wait.

Annette


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RE: Beans: They even grow at night!

Speaking of runners, my Sunset runners have just started to flower. It's a light pink. They are pretty, but not as showy as the red flowers of Insuks Wang Kong. Maybe later when they have more flower spikes.


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RE: Beans: They even grow at night!

Been picking Painted Lady for a week now. A good tip is to plant/sow in batches so one end of the row is being harvested while the other end is just starting to climb. That way we get to eat runners until the first frost. Due to our temperate climate I am also still picking favas and peas.


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RE: Beans: They even grow at night!

annette
Out of 300 plants I have 1 White IWK. Mentioned it to the Mrs and she knew where she planted the lone white seed. It has 8 flowers on it at this time and with a little luck I'll get you some seeds this Fall season for next year.


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RE: Beans: They even grow at night!

Thanks Jim, got my fingers crossed :). My IWK (red) have just started to flower, the plan is to eat them this year, I have enough seed saved I don't have to worry about saving any this fall.

Annette


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