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jacaranda

Our creative adventure began in 1999, a new house and a bare plot. We were part of the NGS family for 10 years. Now we’re sitting back and relaxing!

Phaseolus coccineus 'Tenderstar'

  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2020
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jacaranda

#gyo A few more #runnerbeans ready to pick for dinner tonight. #jacarandaraisedbed #grownfromseed #homegrownisbest #tasty #mygardentoday 💚

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charlotte

They look great

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gwenniemom

@jacaranda. Afternoon Barbara, l have just picked some as well. And l have frozen the rest, given my neighbour some, l have done pretty well with runner beans this year. 👍😋❤️

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jacaranda

Ours weren’t too good earlier in the season but the cooler weather has suited them better and they’re cropping well now 👍 @gwenniemom

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jacaranda

And they taste great too, Charlotte 😋 @charlotte 😘

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2020
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jacaranda

Lots of growth and loads of flowers but so far only one #runnerbean 😢 That’s not going to feed three, is it??? #gyo #runnerbean-tenderstar #jacarandaraisedbed

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charlotte

I'm the same. Lots of tiny ones and just one big one. Can't decide should I pick it now or leave it for the others to catch up 🤔

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jacaranda

I haven’t even got tiny ones yet 😢😢 @charlotte

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charlotte

Oh. That's strange .

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Have you got one of those cutters that slices them they’re really good...

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jacaranda

Can I get one at the GC, Elaine? 😂😂 Not that I need an excuse to go to the GC, of course!!! @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Oh I’m not sure Barbara....I got mine from a kitchen shop..it’s just a little thing you push your bean through and pull it out the other end and it slices it longways....

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jacaranda

Our GC has a little kitchen shop in one area so you never know what I might find.......a new plant or a runner bean slicer! 🤣🤣 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

@jacaranda well if I were you Barbara I’d definitely check it out..😉

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jacaranda

The runner beans are beginning to run away 😳 Is it too early to plant them out? #sowfarsogood #runnerbean #gyo

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cee

I planted mine two weeks ago🤭🤞 so far so good👍

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pelly

Mine have been out two weeks as well Barbara. Have you hardened them off? 🤔

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jacaranda

I’m just doing so now, Jane, so I should be alright to plant them out at the weekend? @pelly

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jacaranda

Did you sow yours direct, Celina, or had you grown them on in pots first? @cee

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cee

I grew them in pots first.

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jacaranda

Thanks Celina. 👍 @cee

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pelly

I would think they'll be fine. We've had a few cold nights here and mine have been ok 👍

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rosiepetzold

A bit early but if you have hardened them off just protect them with some fleece over night.At least that wind has died down now.

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jacaranda

Thanks Rosie 👍 @rosiepetzold

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