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15 bean soup mix - can the beans be used for planting?

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15 bean soup mix - can the beans be used for planting?

Post  iiiigardener on 5/7/2013, 12:17 pm

I pulled a package out of my cupboard today to make a 15 bean soup and looking at the bag, I wondered if some of the beans can be used in my SFG? Obviously, split pea won't make the cut but has anyone used bagged beans of this sort in planting?
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Post  camprn on 5/7/2013, 12:43 pm

Yes you can plant the beans

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Post  iiiigardener on 5/7/2013, 12:55 pm

Thanks, camprn! It should be a fun fall project.
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Post  NightMist on 5/7/2013, 11:27 pm

Just bear in mind that the yield will vary from bean to bean.
Some have just abysmal yields per plant, some produce a great abundance.

Still sounds like fun.
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Post  CapeCoddess on 3/24/2015, 10:44 am

I'm so excited to have found this exact topic as I was wondering the same thing just yesterday while staring at my bag of 15 bean soup mix and dreaming.
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Has anyone else tried it? How do you know which are pole and which are bush?

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Post  sanderson on 3/24/2015, 12:52 pm

The ones with Ninja foot spikes are the climbing ones. Smile If you have the extra room, it would be fun to try. A few stake teepees.

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Post  Kelejan on 3/24/2015, 1:30 pm

@sanderson wrote:The ones with Ninja foot spikes are the climbing ones.  Smile  If you have the extra room, it would be fun to try.  A few stake teepees.
That sounds interesting.  Plant the beans in a circle around the teepee and make a note of each bean then see what comes up.  Sort the best beans and pick out your favourites and then grow the next generation.  Sort your beans into bush and pole,   then you will be able to have your own mix of mixed bean soup in the future.

Of course, it could end up as two-bean soup as your purchased 15 bean may not be viable.
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Post  Elizabeth on 3/24/2015, 2:20 pm

Sounds like a fun experiment as long as you do not have high expectations for production.  Food grade beans have been processed differently than planting beans.

I am interested in knowing more about your experiment.

Please keep us posted.
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Post  camprn on 3/24/2015, 3:24 pm

@Elizabeth wrote:Sounds like a fun experiment as long as you do not have high expectations for production.  Food grade beans have been processed differently than planting beans.

I am interested in knowing more about your experiment.

Please keep us posted.
Please tell us more about the processing of food grade beans and how it differs from seed grade beans. I have never heard about that.


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Post  noomi on 3/24/2015, 11:38 pm

Camprn: How do you make a teepe (funny coming fro m an Indian ---of the East that is!!)-I understand the concept--How tall should the poles be? this is not for this year, but maybe next year. Just my second year of serious SFG. Last yea wasn't too productive--a little earlier this year--waiting to see the experiment come to fruition (pun intended!)
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Post  TinySpock on 3/25/2015, 1:04 am

I swear I was standing in my kitchen this morning, leaning against the counter, holding a bag of 15 bean soup mix and thinking, "Duh, this is a bag of bean seeds for $1.18 (or something, I forget, anyway a lot cheaper than the "30 seeds" for $2.90, or worse, $6.95 {Burpee}).  Cracked me up!
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Post  sanderson on 3/25/2015, 1:17 am

I bought a cheap bag of garbanzos from the health food store!

Nommi,  http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=3+sisters+teepee&id=671FFBE56418109E7802F7B11EA5F48F6D2F7802&FORM=IQFRBA

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Post  camprn on 3/25/2015, 1:37 pm

@noomi wrote:Camprn: How do you make a teepe (funny coming fro m an Indian ---of the East that is!!)-I understand the concept--How tall should the poles be? this is not for this year, but maybe next year. Just my second year of serious SFG. Last yea wasn't too productive--a little earlier this year--waiting to see the experiment come to fruition (pun intended!)
for the garden a simple one goes like this.

get at least three 8-10 foot poles. Lay them on the ground the bottoms  need to be even. a few feet from the top tie the poles together (use some substantial twine. the string in the video is pretty flimsy) make sure this is secure. Stand the poles up and place them equidistant apart.


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