Frosts?

ACEngineering

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Location
Oxon
Am I safe to plant a few runner bean plants out side yet?

There up to the top of kitchen window now and really need planting out?
 

anzani

Member
Am I safe to plant a few runner bean plants out side yet?

There up to the top of kitchen window now and really need planting out?
Maybe, you're mid country but worth a go.
If you've got more seed, then a) pop 1 in as you plant out. b) sow more on the window sill
Could straw them up for shelter. Beware slugs
 

ACEngineering

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Location
Oxon
Old saying ,,ney cast a clout till may is out ,,just because its warm through the day ,,theres still time for a ground frost ,,nieghbor put some sweet peas out and they got caught
I'll give it a bit longer but soon they be wrapping themselves round the roller blind?
 

Lincs Lass

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Location
north lincs
Depending how many you have to plant out ,,if its a few ,you could risk it but cover them at night with bubble wrap or that white plant fleece just to be safe .
 

Lincs Lass

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Location
north lincs
Can't you grow summat nice ? who the fudge likes runner beans .
Still remember sat at my nans table with one of those been slicer gizmos ,,clamped to the table and put a bucket under it ,,my grandad grew loads of them and could eat them as fast as they grew ,,,we used to say he could hide behind a been cane ,,there was nothing on him .
 

Netherfield

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Location
West Yorkshire
What are you going to support them with, we had a frame and a few wigwams and threw fleece over if it looked like frost, but stopped growing them because nobody liked them after the father in law died.
 

ACEngineering

Member
Location
Oxon
What are you going to support them with, we had a frame and a few wigwams and threw fleece over if it looked like frost, but stopped growing them because nobody liked them after the father in law died.
Got 2 metal sweet pea frames in the shed someone bought us 2 years ago and never used them! So to free up some space in shed i though i had better use them and cant eat sweet peas! So beans it is.
 

ACEngineering

Member
Location
Oxon
Can't you grow summat nice ? who the fudge likes runner beans .
I do! sliced up with bean slicer like spaghetti and lashings of thick gravy:love: Only the smaller young ones though not the tuff old ones about 2ft long:ROFLMAO:

Used to have them like that at Granddads years ago when at school, i used to walk to his house at lunch time and most days there was a full on roast dinner waiting! chicken or Beef with roast spuds and veg but sometimes it was gammon and home made chips:)

I miss his chips and runner beans:( oh and the all year round mince pies:love::love: every 2 weeks he would bake a batch of either mince pies or fruit cup cakes:)
 

Get ready for pest monitoring, advises PGRO

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Written by Charlotte Cunningham

The Processors and Growers Research Organisation (PGRO) has issued new advice to help growers understand the importance of measuring pest populations before any decisions are made on insecticides. Charlotte Cunningham reports. Ahead of the trapping season, the PGRO has produced a new masterclass video to help growers understand how to trap and assess pest populations. The key advice is that using a range of preventative tools will be crucial for farmers looking to reduce cases of pea and bean weevil, pea moth, and silver Y moth this spring, while finding more sustainable ways of farming in line with new agricultural policy, according to the PGRO’s research and...
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