roseycheeks
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Scarlet Runner Bean

I got a few Scarlet Runner beans from a friend and thought that I would try growing just one bean, I looked on the Internet and there was a page with easy to understand directions, so I am going to try that way. Will let you know by updates how it works(or don't) work.

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KeyWee
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Re: Scarlet Runner Bean

I am ALL ears! A friend sent me four seeds to try and I haven't done anything with them yet (it being January and 25 degrees:)))

Please post what happens with them and what you did. I am anxious to have success (for you and me both!).

meandtk
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Re: Scarlet Runner Bean

I have a few that I intend to try also.
I'll look forward to reading your impressions.

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applestar
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Re: Scarlet Runner Bean

Make sure you build a sturdy big trellis. They are very vigorous.

Elsewhere, I posted photos of them climbing up a bat house pole with no help. They climbed all the up to the house, then slowly sagged down the smooth metal pole as the beans matured and weighed them down.

imafan26
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Re: Scarlet Runner Bean

I got some seeds once but never planted them. At first I thought they were just an ornamental bean but I found out they are edible. They are also a cool weather bean so I did not know how they would do in Hawaii.

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Re: Scarlet Runner Bean

How cold winters can they take?

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rainbowgardener
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Re: Scarlet Runner Bean

They are a tender perennial. Frost kills them.

Mr green
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Re: Scarlet Runner Bean

Thought so, but wanted to be sure, thanks!



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