French beans

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Chazza

French beans

They've sprouted overnight, hooray, like haunted white spaghetti curling out of the compost. There's over an inch of growth in 12 hours.

If all 11 plants survive there will be much freezing later in the year, after everyone's had quite enough of beans, thank you ...

Time for the Pak Choi seeds to go in tomorrow. I've not grown this before but it's supposed to be dead easy. IE you water it then eat it 8 weeks later.

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Biggles !

English beans...

Tee hee, I'm growing runner beans from the UK, Scarlet Emporer my fave variety. Just got the first ones poking through.

We will be trying French beans again but for some odd reason have not been very successful with them.

Garlic is doing well, beans and garlic, marvellous combo :0)

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Chazza

German Beanherb

In Germany they use Summer Savoury in most bean dishes, it's called Bohnenkraut and tastes great. Pretty hard to get in the UK, can you source it in France (other than growing it yourself)?

Garlic always comes out very small when I grow it, but the flavour makes it worth the effort.

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Biggles !

Summer savoury

Oh no, it is difficult to buy any fresh herbs here in the supermarket and not a huge selection to buy in the garden shops apart from bay, sage and a variet of thymes (which is super).

You mighjt like to have a look at my 'green beans in oil' recipe. It freezes well and we love it, good hot or cold. Please don;t be put off by the name; plenty of tomatoes but it is rather good IMO with the addition of rather a lot of oil (and coriander rather than parsley):0)

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Gerry

Chazza's plants

"In Germany they use Summer Savoury in most bean dishes, it's called Bohnenkraut and tastes great. Pretty hard to get in the UK, can you source it in France (other than growing it yourself)?"
That explains why I couldn't find any.

"Garlic always comes out very small when I grow it, but the flavour makes it worth the effort."

I'm sure your garlic is heaps bigger than mine. Called "Elephant Garlic", it turned out to be "Dwarf Mouse Garlic".

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Chazza

French beans

What a good looking french bean recipe, it's on the list of things to make when the vegetables are grown.

We can get a good variety of thymes here too but it never grows for me, which is a shame as I love it.

We were given quite a few elephant garlic corms to try this year, so I'll be seeing how they take to Chez Allotment

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yorkielass

French beans

Don't you just love the way the bean splits to make the leaves?

Thyme grows well in containers for me. It turns it's toes up in the garden.

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Essex Girl

Scarlet Emperor

That name brings back memories, Biggs. My father used to grow them and they were always superb - because of this, runner beans have always been one of my favourite vegetables.

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Chazza

French beans

Yes, yorkielass, I do, mine are way past that now though, hardened off in pots and ready to venture out of the greenhouse.

I'll try thyme in containers, I've just the place for it. Don't know why it doesn't work for me, most things seem to be OK.

Except for the cauliflower seeds - took them back indoors to keep them warm but they went completely leggy so I've started again.

Essex girl, my venerable mother still grows Scarlet Emperor in her garden.

 
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