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#21 KayTee

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 10:29 PM

Hey - it's wonderful you're growing runner beans. Holes, bugs and marigolds are all, in their way, good. But I'll go with large dogs anytime.
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#22 night owl

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 03:53 PM

Planted the beans for this year in pots, outside in March in the warm but no sign as yet they are going to grow. Is this going to be a year without runner beans?

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 12:18 AM

Hi Night Owl,

Perhaps they've been washed away in the "drought" we've been having?!!! :lol:

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 09:22 AM

Me I am a bit of a gardener, I like to grow veg. But don't laugh it's all in the back garden and the back garden is a town house garden; very small, what was a lawn it's raised beds . My broad beans are taller then me and I have potatoes in very large flowers nearly as tall as me.
Last year we were eating veg out of the garden but this year the bedding plants are not out fully yet as it's been a bad year .
But this morning I stuffed my hand down by the side of the spuds and yes, I have some. I got some up and cooked them but they did not have that 'wow' factor as they should have; maybe the weather has done something as the potato tops are strange. Anything that might do well is spuds everything else is no good.
My wrists are bad and hands are stiff so next year I think it will be mostly spuds I think as they are easy .Some of the soil is virgin to spuds except where I have grown them in my big raised bed .But I will get some chicken pellets in .Got some spuds in bags and some awful looking green house tomatoes growing under a plastic frame . :emoticons-line-dance: Christine :terrific:

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 07:54 AM

Hi, I am new to this site but I wondered if anyone has used anything that really does work to stop runner beans being eaten before they've had chance to get going.

 

Mine are about 4 inches tall and I keep spraying them with bug spray but no joy; has anyone used washing up liquid and if so does it work?

 

Help please.



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 08:21 AM

Hi Barneyboy,

 

Welcome to these forums!

 

As mentioned earlier in this thread, I'm really no gardener, but one or two of our members have tried using washing up liquid, with varying degrees of success.

 

It's certainly worth a try!!

 

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#27 Shelley Ensz

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 08:35 AM

Hi Barneyboy,

 

Welcome to Sclero Forums!  I don't even know what a runner bean looks like, not to mention bug spray for them. But, this thread in our Fun & Friendship forum has been so ever-popular that we are beginning to wonder if runner bean gardening is a possible cause or symptom of scleroderma. <Just kidding!>

 

And I'm pretty sure someone around here will eventually come up with an answer for you, as well.

 

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:12 PM

Shelley,

 

Just for your interest and edification, Runner beans are the flat string beans that grow up a trellis, have red flowers and are delicious when they are young and tender.   Straight off the vine and cooked quickly they are absolutely scrumptious.    I am sure you know them but not by that name.

 

They are actually easy to grow and crop quite heavily when they get going, but the thing is to get to them ahead of the greeblies who love them too.   Insecticides will help but we need to look after the bees too so I for one prefer to try to grow them without nasty sprays.

 

Maybe one day somebody will come up with something easy.   That would be :terrific:

 

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