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APS beans
« on: October 23, 2017, 09:51:39 PM »
Always collect my own aps seed grow just a few in isolation pollinate myself and keep the seed for the following season .. This year i grew about 12 plants for eating they produced so well i was over run with beans was filling a 15kg dog food bag every 6 days so just kept picking and eating and handing carrier bags of them to the neighbours ..  Had some very big beans this year have added a couple of dodgy lookig pics of them next to a 50 pence coin so you can see them never ever had them this size before ..

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Re: APS beans
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2017, 11:50:21 PM »
BRILLIANT Scary - they are whoppers by anyone's standards! clap:-)

It's that magic Fens soil I guess.

Out of interest any 'greenies' amongst them?
 

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Re: APS beans
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2017, 07:53:53 AM »
Blooming heck they're whoppers!

In the light of the fact that I grew very few last year  ( effing rabbits ) I only grew APS for seed this year. Put up about 2 dozen plant that have produced well. Really pleased that there are NO greenies this year and I managed to shell and dry about 3kg seeds before going to France. My mate Dave whose looking after the ranch is on bean duty and has picking and drying in my absence.

We have managed a few meals too but none for the freezer this time.
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Re: APS beans
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2017, 02:58:50 PM »
A little OT Tommo but just thought I'd mention as of yesterday Larisa's Russian Beauty is on her way to you, She's only a tomato so she shouldn't get you in any trouble with your better half  Grin2:-).

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Re: APS beans
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2017, 03:20:35 PM »
Thanks Annette that was quick work. Really looking forward to next spring, now.
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Re: APS beans
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2017, 03:38:42 PM »
Blooming heck they're whoppers! . . .

Said the actress to the bishop!  :-)snigger
 

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Re: APS beans
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2017, 08:49:56 PM »
BRILLIANT Scary - they are whoppers by anyone's standards! clap:-)

It's that magic Fens soil I guess.

Out of interest any 'greenies' amongst them?


Yes had a few greenies amongst them but they were stringless ..  Think the magic soil and the fact they were grown on top of a trench that had all the old brussel and cabbage stems, kitchen waste, the contents of the hoover bag that contains all the dog hair and shredded paper placed into it ..

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Re: APS beans
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2017, 01:17:21 AM »
Can't fail under those conditions! Runners love a trench full of things like that.