Monday, July 17, 2006

Monday 17th July - Name that Bean

Mel definitely planted some borlotti beans somewhere on the plot but I reckon that the long purple beans are in fact Blauhilde which featured in our plan back in February. Does Dig For Victory grow these???

Note to Mel: Can you remember where you planted the borlotti beans?


Greenmantle said...

I don't know about Blauhilde, Grunhilde, or even Hilda Ogden...but I do know those aren't Borlotti, so I guess you are right.

My "Borlotti Identification Guide 101" says to look for plants that resemble enthusiastic dwarf french beans, only a bit taller, with thick pods that start green, then go a mottled pink before drying up...a bit like some allotmenteers this year no doubt.

HelenHaricot said...

I have grown blauhilde before, and looked very much like that

Allotment No 21 said...

I was mottled pink watering them last night. Do the council move the water tanks further away each night?

Mildew said...

The council certanily do. At the moment I seem to walking three miles to my tanks when it only seemed like 300 yards over the winter. Curse them.