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Dark Red Kidney

Quick Facts:

    • Excellent flavour
    • Easy to grow
    • Easy to harvest
    • Open pollinated seeds

Dark Red Kidney

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Hardy 60cm (24”) tall bushes produce copious pods that stand up well to autumn rains here on the coast. Catch them early as snap beans, before the seeds mature, or allow to dry and harvest five dark red kidney beans from each pod — ideal for chili, soups, or refritos.

Matures in 90-100 days. (Open-pollinated-seeds)

Quick Facts:

    • Excellent flavour
    • Easy to grow
    • Easy to harvest
    • Open pollinated seeds

How To Grow

Dry beans are an ecologically sound foodstuff in today’s world. Being a bean, they produce at least part of their own nitrogen supply with the help of symbiotic bacteria, which live in the soil. Dry beans are one of the easiest crops to produce organically. Dry beans are excellent protein sources when combined with whole grains, nuts or small amounts of meat or fish. Dried beans also contain fibre and minerals (remember to discard the soaking and cooking water to reduce flatulence). Follow along with this handy How to Grow Dry Beans Guide and grow delicious beans for hearty soups all winter long.

Season: Cool season

Exposure: Full-sun

Direct sow April to mid-July for harvests from July to November. Direct sow winter-harvest carrots in the first two weeks of August. Sow at 3 week intervals for a continuous harvest. Optimal soil temperature: 7-30°C (45-85°F). Seeds take as long as 14-21 days to germinate.

Because carrot seeds are tiny, they need to be sown shallowly. The trick is to keep the top-most layer of soil damp during the long germination period. Water deeply prior to planting. Direct sow the tiny seeds 5mm (¼”) deep, 4 seeds per 2cm (1″), and firm soil lightly after seeding. Make sure the seeds are only just buried. Water the area with the gentlest stream you can provide, and keep it constantly moist until the seeds sprout.

Matures in 90-100 days. (Open-pollinated-seeds)

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  • Excellent flavour
  • Easy to grow
  • Easy to harvest
  • Open pollinated seeds

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Dark Red Kidney Bean seeds are a classic heirloom strain of the Red Kidney bean. Seeds are easy to harvest and are perfect for chili, soups, and refritos.