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Cannelini beans

As an experiment 2 yrs ago (during lockdown...) I successfully grew cannelini bean plants from a shop bought bag. I'm surprised not to see these more widely encouraged. They grow very readily, are an attractive plant in their own right, and produce volumes of beans. This yr I experimented again: I took 20 beans, soaked half, then potted them separately. Only 2 of the soaked beans sprouted (neither has so far produced any true leaves) & 6 of the unsoaked cohort are well advanced with 2 or 3 true leaves already. Because they have a bushy habit rather than climbing, my 2020 plants grew brilliantly and attractively in pots on the patio. Yield was 220 beans from 2 plants. Give it a go!
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  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,898
    Did you dry them or cook them fresh?

    How did they cook? Did they fall apart?
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
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