- Jan 10, 2016
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- Echoville, TEXAS
i bean meaning to ask, too!But how tasty are the beans? They certainly look plump and beany.
My wife runs from the kitchen any time I cook up lima beans. She won't eat 'em, and I think they are just great. I make a BBQ'd lima bean recipe that's just great, but it kinda depends on liking Limas.
In fact, I haven't found a bean I don't like. I'd guess black beans are my favorites. Even Taco Bell is offering black bean servings now. I got black bean tacos saved as a favorite.
that is a generous offer! one bean company sells them. pricey! 10 fot $8.00.I can help you with that.
The bowl to the right is dried seed and only about 1/3 of them will be good seed for growing. The other 2/3 will be eaten as dried lima soup. I do the culling in a few weeks. Any distortions or dark spots go in the soup.
My offer is good to people who are participants in this thread.
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i keep my seeds out in shop refer. one bag holds the summer seeds. and another holds the fall seeds. a few seasons back, i planted reg lima beans seeds. Fordhooks. the seeds were limas i had saved from a prev season's garden plants. and they were 23 years old at the time i planted them. germination was all but 100%! and the plants thrived. and had lots limas that year.They are very tasty. Most all other large seeded lima beans turn white when mature but Dr Martin stays green more like baby limas do.
If you chase her from the kitchen just cooking lima beans.....
Then these large seeded limas will have her fleeing the family room a few hours later.
Not to be eaten in the same meal with hard boiled eggs for sure.
I like black beans too.
Our favorite pole string bean is an Italian type named Hilda. A very wide bean, quite large and stringless. We save seeds.
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One of our ammo cans that we use to save seeds. The jars are silica jell that we dry in the microwave and it turns a bright cobalt blue. Pink when it needs drying out.
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i have grown homegrown sweet potatoes before. i was amazed at how much more flavorful and sweeter they were than store bot out of the home garden... for starts, just plopped down slice of store bot... thot it had rotted. then uncovered it some... and runners galore!
I'm sitting here shelling some dry seed as I type. Dr Martin take a long growing season. I start mine in 3 inch pots and they have to be almost 'birthed' to get going. T
. two things came together for me yesterday. rather than cut and bale my garden pastures... tall grasses! i decided to be a productive home gardener. thanks to del's lima posts... now thinking maybe plant some limas. time will tell. but no time like the present to get the rest of the garden dethatched! one other section done. not as bad. still 4/5ths to go...i bean meaning to ask, too!
one of my favs! i do like limas. but not as a kid! canned/tin... frozen/grocery, but garden fresh best! all, imo
that is a generous offer! one bean company sells them. pricey! 10 fot $8.00.
then add in shipping...
how many in your package?
Wanted to get mine planted but it's been to wet here. My rows I had marked are all washed out. Gonna be at least a week till I can plant.I got my garlic planted a week ago last saturday and now I'm worried I planted it too early. It's been unseasonably warm the past few days, almost hit 25C yesterday.
I'll have to get some more pics of the last garden work of the year. I just have a few things left to clean up and need to work next years annuals spot and then that will be it for 2022.
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