Re: [gardeners] gardeners Digest V1 #474

margaret lauterbach (
Wed, 10 Mar 1999 08:08:09 -0700

At 12:14 AM 3/10/99 EST, you wrote:
>In a message dated 3/10/99 5:05:31 AM,
><<purple hyacinth beans>>
>Dear George:
>Are these good to eat?  I have heard of them, but never grown them,
actually I
>haven't even seen the seeds.  Are they like Scarlet Runners?  I have grown
>them.  Pretty flowers, too much foliage, and okay to eat, not much for the
>linear feet taken up in my opinion.
Mary-Anne, have you grown Painted Lady pole beans?  The blossoms are
bi-colored, white and red -- okay, gaudy. What did you expect with a name
like Painted Lady?  I like the beans very much, although they're wide and
flat. I think they're prime candidates for slicing.  Margaret