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Postby Shotgun Paul. » Thu Jun 09, 2005 8:51 am

Morning all,

I have a packet of Mr Fothergill,s Broad Bean "Early Long Pod".

My thoughts are do I have to soak them in water or something before
they are planted or not. :!: :!:
I am not sure but I might have heard that this is the case but, I might
be getting mixed up with something else. :? :?

If they do need to be soaked how long and with what :shock: :shock:
Any infomation would be great.

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Postby Shotgun Paul. » Thu Jun 09, 2005 9:59 am

Morning all,

One more question to my above post.

Is there a particular way to plant the seeds.
I have forgotten which way is up or side ways.

I know it all sounds silly but it would be my luck to do it all wrong.
Thanks for everything.

Have a nice day everybody.

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Postby Kerrie » Thu Jun 09, 2005 10:34 am

Hi Paul,
I've not heard of having to soak beans before planting, beetroot yes, but not beans. If you are unsure of which way to plant them, go for sideways! That way you don't lose any time with the shoots reaching the surface.

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Postby Shotgun Paul. » Thu Jun 09, 2005 11:33 am

Kerrie wrote:Hi Paul,
I've not heard of having to soak beans before planting, beetroot yes, but not beans. If you are unsure of which way to plant them, go for sideways! That way you don't lose any time with the shoots reaching the surface.

Kerrie

Morning Kerrie,

Hhhhmmmmm never heard of the sideways bit but its a good idea and
I will do it that way and see how it goes.
I,ve got some work to do with my compost bins they are getting a bit
on the full side so I am going to empty some of it into the vege patch
before I plant the beans.
I have two plastic bins that are right next to the vege patch they are
the 400??? size so I will never run out of compost.

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Postby Ann » Thu Jun 09, 2005 3:59 pm

Just dig a trench, drop 'em in and cover :D Peas like a bit of lime when planting, so maybe they do too. I forgot to get some for a green manure crop. Don't like them all that much!! MAybe just a few. It's been so wet here they don't need any eatra :D
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