Mike Barkley wrote:I strongly advise to keep working with pinto beans. They taste amazing fresh from the garden.
Joseph Lofthouse wrote:I grow my beans all jumbled together, hoping that it will increase the cross pollination rate over planting all of the same variety next to each other. If I grew them separate, it would make it easier for me to identify naturally occurring hybrids.
Joseph Lofthouse wrote:I only grow bush(ish) beans. If I grew pole beans, I would grow them separate from the bush beans.
Joseph Lofthouse wrote:What I have noticed, is that some particular variety (or plant) may produce ten times more beans than other varieties or plants. The trick to quick landrace development is to grow enough varieties that the out-performers can be quickly identified. That's a big part of why I like to identify hybrid beans, and plant them preferentially, because every seed (recently descended from hybrids) is essentially it's own unique variety for the first 5 or so years, until the inbreeding takes over again.
raven ranson wrote:For me, I like beans that cook the same rate. So for the first few years, I sifted the beans into a few different sizes.
Now, I'm extracting out the white coloured beans from the mix because we like the taste of those best.
For me, I like beans that cook the same rate. So for the first few years, I sifted the beans into a few different sizes.