Hummingbird House The Garden Helper
No-dash-here, you've found The Real Garden Helper! Gardening on the Web since 1997
vine bar
Wild Willy
 

help with my scarlett runner please...

Gardening Reference » Gardening in 2006
« Prev thread: Help with my Pothos, Please?| Next thread: Help with my schefflera »
Back to Thread index
by Francine on March 12, 2006 05:03 AM
hello,

i ve sown a scarlett runner bean and it s now almost a feet and a half,when could i start hardening it and when could i leave it outside;i know it s marked on the package but i don t have it anymore,it s really a nice one but i know before long i wont be able to keep it inside ,won t i ?

now a days temperature varies between oh maybe,-4 c. and 8 or 10 c.(10 c is about 50 or 52 f.

thank you very much for your help and have a good day !!

Franny.

* * * *
http://photobucket.com/albums/d23/fv1962/
by markr on March 12, 2006 05:56 AM
franny
runner beans wont tolerate the cold!
-4 will kill it, the only thing i can think of to help you keep it long enough to harden outside, would be to pinch it back.
that will slow it down and give you more time, till it warms up a bit.
Mark.

* * * *
 -
Mark
by Francine on March 12, 2006 09:16 AM
hello Mark,

first,i thank you very much for you re time to answer me.

i ll follow you re advice and pinch them,i m not sure,is it when you cut a littlt bit shorte?when do you think the ideal temps to harden it off would be?

thank you very much and have a nice evening.

Franny.

* * * *
http://photobucket.com/albums/d23/fv1962/
by markr on March 12, 2006 10:13 AM
im not sure of the temps, but i dont plant them out till all risk of frost has gone.
i start mine in the greenhouse mid april, by the time mine are hardend off there about 12 inches long.
pinch them back to about a foot and you will find you will get 2 new shoots at the leaf joint, dont worry about it ive broke a few in the past and they always come back strong and crop well.

* * * *
 -
Mark
by Francine on March 12, 2006 12:21 PM
mark,

thank you very much for the info and encouragments,it s very nice of you.

it says you re from Essex,is it Essex,England? cause i know of one essex in us,so just wondering.

have a good day!

Franny.

* * * *
http://photobucket.com/albums/d23/fv1962/
by markr on March 13, 2006 06:56 AM
franny
yes im from essex in england.
is it scarlet emperor your growing?

* * * *
 -
Mark
by Francine on March 13, 2006 08:04 AM
i ve just planted it not too long ago,but i pinched it like you said and there was such a good smell when i did,made me want to eat some.

love your accent over there,very nice. [Wink]

Franny.

* * * *
http://photobucket.com/albums/d23/fv1962/
by markr on March 13, 2006 08:31 AM
if you do get a cold snap, cover with garden fleece or an old net curtain!
its a shame we cant hear voices [Wink]

* * * *
 -
Mark
by Francine on March 13, 2006 09:46 AM
mark,

i m sory ,i missexplained myself,i met i sowed in in a pot not too long ago.and following your advice i pinched it a bit,but thanks for the advive,it ll be usefull in a few mounths.

by the way,i see it s only your 40 th. post,so i take this opportunity to welcome you into this forum;they re a bunch of great peolple and we ve got fun,so stay tuned.

thank you and (by the time you read this,if before going to work) have a good day!

Franny.

* * * *
http://photobucket.com/albums/d23/fv1962/

Active Garden Forum

« Prev thread: Help with my Pothos, Please?| Next thread: Help with my schefflera »
Back to Thread index

Other articles you might like: