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langdon

  • Joined Sep 2009
  • Pembrokeshire
  • The Happy Smallholder!
runner beans
« on: June 02, 2011, 10:45:45 pm »
is anyone elses runners taken a while to get going or is just ours?
have been out with the hose again tonight and trying to persude those lose runners to climb up the poles.
i wonder is the heat got to do with it e.g. dry ground.

langdon :farmer:
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Beewyched

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • South Wales
    • tunkeyherd.co.uk
Re: runner beans
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2011, 12:10:52 am »
Ours were definately slow to get going this year, probably because of the weather, they were 4 different types that we grew last year with fairly good results.  They were just starting to get going & the deer came through & demolished every single one of the 24 of them, plus 20 pea plants that were just about to flower  ::)
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ellied

  • Joined Sep 2010
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Re: runner beans
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2011, 08:57:09 am »
I have runner bean problems already posted about - my peas are in a different bed and are well grown but no sign of flowers yet.. I have Kelvedon and also a Mangetout variety and some of the latter didn't come up so put more of the K's in the spaces before realising I now won't know which is what ::) so am just waiting to see what flowers, if anything ;)
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Frieslandfilly

  • Joined Apr 2009
Re: runner beans
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2011, 10:40:34 am »
Mine are slow also and we are in the south, cold winds and low nightime temps didnt help, now we have some heat hopefully they will zoom away!

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: runner beans
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2011, 11:06:37 am »
I have runner bean problems already posted about - my peas are in a different bed and are well grown but no sign of flowers yet.. I have Kelvedon and also a Mangetout variety and some of the latter didn't come up so put more of the K's in the spaces before realising I now won't know which is what ::) so am just waiting to see what flowers, if anything ;)
Once they start cropping you will be able to tell from the pod shape, even before the Kelvedon fill out and the MTs don't.  You might make a few mistakes, but MTs can be podded as well if they grow too fat. :peas: :peas:
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Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: runner beans
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2011, 12:16:54 pm »

We ended up with a big patch of them in the polytunnel, more or less by accident (meant to start them in there and move them outside, but they're too big to move now!).

Anyhow, I suppose I've got the opposite problem - can anybody tell me if I should I pinch the tops off now they're hitting the ceiling, or just keep weaving them back in?  ;D
"All fungi are edible. Some fungi are only edible once." -Terry Pratchett

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: runner beans
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2011, 02:04:47 pm »
Once my beans hit the crop bars at 8' I put up strings to take them horizontally and they usually manage another 2 or 3 feet, with the beans hanging down to pick.
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NorthEssexsmallholding

  • Joined Dec 2010
Re: runner beans
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2011, 08:02:01 pm »
just got canes up with twine across, they are only just ready to plant out

little blue

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Derbyshire
Re: runner beans
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2011, 09:30:51 pm »
I've just set the third lot - the first 2 either rotted or just didnt gro at all.
so new seeds set ... fingers crossed.

(and the broad beans are just flowering, so its been a long hungry gap!)
Little Blue

 

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