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Can I plant old runner bean seeds?

happy

By Happy

YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom Gb

While I was clearing the shed I found an old runnerbean pod,do you think I should plant and see,it must be at least 2-3 yrs old


On plant Phaseolus coccineus (Runner bean)


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Beans should be good for germination up to 3 years, so nothing to lose by planting them.

11 Feb, 2008

 

But nothing much to gain. why take the risk. You will have wasted a growing opportunity.

11 Feb, 2008

 

Just a few bean seeds in a few pots on a windowsill, why not take a chance? What risk? It's not a life threatening thing to do!!!!!!! You will have either a few nice bean plants or a few empty pots of soil - no problem. I wish you all the best LOL

11 Feb, 2008

 

THANKS ANDREA I WILL TAKE YUORE ADV

12 Feb, 2008

 

Hi happy, yes i agree with Darryluk and Andrea, you have nothing to loose, unless this crop is essential - which i doubt that it is then there is no risk at all. you can always buy some new seed and plant them as well at the same time, then you won't miss any 'growing opportunity' you can just pick the ones that look best once they come up, to plant out if you are limited for space or 'growing opportunity' lol any extra plants can be given away if you don't have room. good luck.

12 Feb, 2008

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