gumbo2176
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Yard longs and soybeans in the ground

I decided to pull some of my abundance of lettuce and swiss chard to make room for the yard long beans and soybeans I put in the ground today. The lettuce was beginning to fade a bit and I have WAY more chard than I can possibly eat even after removing some of it.

My cucumbers are in starter trays and going great and should be ready to put under the trellis by early next week. I also have quite a few pepper plants coming in that I thought weren't going to make it since the seeds were in the tray for almost a month--------fooled me. Creole tomatoes are in the ground for a few weeks now and are growing nicely, plus the Heirloom tomatoes are really starting to shoot up. Now for a couple more weeks of collards before pulling them to make room for my okra.

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ozark_rocks
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Aren't yard long beans cool? I don't grow them, but they are grown on the farm where I work. :lol: Call me strange, but I really like picking them. They are a lot easier to pick than the bush beans I plant.

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ozark_rocks wrote:Aren't yard long beans cool? I don't grow them, but they are grown on the farm where I work. :lol: Call me strange, but I really like picking them. They are a lot easier to pick than the bush beans I plant.
Anything that grows on a trellis is much easier to pick than bush type produce. I love yard longs for their rate of growth. They are like the Kudzu of green beans. The 2 fastest plants as far as productivity and rate of growth in my summer garden are yard long beans and okra.

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do you happen to have any extra yard long seeds you could share?? the seeds I bought off etsy are a bust they aren't sprouting.
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annastasia76 wrote:do you happen to have any extra yard long seeds you could share?? the seeds I bought off etsy are a bust they aren't sprouting.
Sorry, I got just one packet with about 60 seeds from Johnny's Seeds and put them all in the ground under the trellis for them. I've never had the yard longs not sprout as long as the soil temperature is right.

Last year I simply went to Home Depot and got a packet of seeds off the rack and had a very good crop.

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