F-ing Spring Beans

Zippy768

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Dorset/Wilts
Tested this eve at 23%!
Stupid to consider cutting?
Going into neighbours store, and his batch dryer. Haven't told him the moisture yet.
How long would they take to dry?
How long would they be ok with pedestals?

Amazed moisture is so high after 3 nice days. I'm sad 🙁
 

Adeptandy

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
PE15
I gave up and didn’t test mine, still got 7 acre to do but seed dressers here tomorrow afternoon. Most of my harvest still needs to go over the dryer, only just got it working 🙄
 

spin cycle

Member
Location
north norfolk
beans are amazing things for drying....i used to grow a few tic beans for pigeon feed......keeping them over year they will keep drying to a nice deep brown colour.....though if wet they soon turn black

i think they might dry with the pedestals
 

JJT

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Cumbria
Don't envy you, but makes a nice change for us. Its usually us in that position struggling on to get beans cut while you southern boys have got harvest all done and dusted. We cut our beans earliest we ever have on 8th september and driest we ever have at between 15.5 and 16.5%. We usually leave them in a heap for a day or two to even up, then dry them in two goes through a batch dryer using as low an air temp as possible, leaving to stand a day between the two goes when drying from 20+%

Just got results back from testing them and 94% germination too, so all good for next years seed aswell. :cool:
 

Tractor Boy

Member
Location
Suffolk
I finally gave up waiting and cut them at 18.5-19% on 24/9. I’ve only got underfloor ambient air drying and all those floors have wheat on which isn’t moving anytime soon. So basically I’ve got to let the beans go into a store at a drying charge of circa £17/t and a weight loss!!!
Trouble is I need them gone as I’m hoping fertiliser will turn up at some point and I can’t afford to turn that away. The main positive is that I drilled wheat the day after they were combined.
 

mo!

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
York
We had planned to cut moist and popcorn straight away this year. Managed to get them dry and some unsprayed for seed as well. We'll have to plan to do the same next year...
 

thorpe

Member
stopped growing beans a few years ago , the only reason being that the elevator to the dryer wouldnt take them, if we had a tub dryer thered be in the rotation!
 

Spencer

Member
Location
North West
Don't envy you, but makes a nice change for us. Its usually us in that position struggling on to get beans cut while you southern boys have got harvest all done and dusted. We cut our beans earliest we ever have on 8th september and driest we ever have at between 15.5 and 16.5%. We usually leave them in a heap for a day or two to even up, then dry them in two goes through a batch dryer using as low an air temp as possible, leaving to stand a day between the two goes when drying from 20+%

Just got results back from testing them and 94% germination too, so all good for next years seed aswell. :cool:
Can I buy some beans for my winter ration? Local and can collect..
 

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