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« on: September 21, 2009 08:35:27 AM »

These blue lake beans were grown from my own harvested seed.  This is the third generation, and we harvested nearly 40 pounds of beans.

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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2009 09:26:15 AM »

great job!! i'm sure you have LOTS of canning and freezing to do. Grin
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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2009 12:54:24 AM »

That's wonderful!  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2009 06:19:40 AM »

We grow in raised beds.  The green bean bed is 9X3 feet, but we staked it six feet high.

And most of the beans went to market and were sold.  We only kept a few pounds for ourselves.  And they do freeze very well. 
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2009 05:20:20 AM »

Those are beautiful beans.

So i must ask how do you harvest bean seeds?
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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2009 07:12:04 AM »

The last of the beans are left on the vine to dry.  When they turn brown, I pick them, let them dry for a couple of months in cold storage, then pop the shells open and remove the seed.  They need to be stored cool so they don't sprout.
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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2009 07:24:04 AM »

Thanks, that's great to know. 
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« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2009 09:15:51 AM »

I save alot of seed also so I love this!  I could go for some nice fresh beans right now; missing my garden and winter isn't even here yet!  Very nice!  Do you sell alot at your farmer's market?
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« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2009 09:35:19 AM »

those look delicious.
Thank you for sharing how to *properly* harvest seeds (i don't seem to do it right when it comes to produce, only with flowers)
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« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2009 06:18:14 PM »

I save alot of seed also so I love this!  I could go for some nice fresh beans right now; missing my garden and winter isn't even here yet!  Very nice!  Do you sell alot at your farmer's market?

Actually this is our first year selling at the market, so it was a whole new experience for us.

those look delicious.
Thank you for sharing how to *properly* harvest seeds (i don't seem to do it right when it comes to produce, only with flowers)

I'm still learning how to do all of this.  I think it's an ongoing learning thing.  I haven't even tried this with flowers yet.
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