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Old July 9, 2018   #1
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Default Scarlet Runners starting to flower

This morning my wife called to me from the patio "You have to see this and bring the camera!" So to the patio I go and low and behold the Scarlet Runner beans are beginning to flower and open up acolorful bright red , I also saw that the Shi★★★★o peppers are actually developing tiny peppers some almost 3" long. Then I checked the cukes there flowering as well and my sweet 100 tomato plant fruits are starting to ripen, my contender bush bean plant has a lot of beans forming to but the pole beans are still reaching for the sky, gonna be a busy guy here in a few short weeks
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Old July 9, 2018   #2
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I hope you have good luck with your scarlet runners. The one time I grew them, they flowered, but I don't think they ever put on a bean.
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LOL! That's the same reason I grew them!
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That's why I keep growing them too. They really do love the flowers and pollinate them.
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Do all of you sow new runner beans each year or overwinter your plants instead? Here in Ireland we usually sow new ones, but I have one plant I've overwintered for nearly a decade.
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Hatgirl my plan is to save the seeds from this year (That's if I manage to get some bean production) and then use them for next years plantings.
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Do all of you sow new runner beans each year or overwinter your plants instead? Here in Ireland we usually sow new ones, but I have one plant I've overwintered for nearly a decade.
Amazing to read that they can survive so long!
Overwintering has happened here but is not reliable year after year. Tree roots have taken over my garden area so I grow them in pots now where the roots freeze and die.
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