You're right! I yanked out the VBSC catalogue and it was kinda tucked
in between the cowpeas and bush beans. And they are only 65 days so I
am going to order some. :) Thanks! They also have the streaked
"Rattlesnake" variety which is very tasty too. :)
Order early. We've been ordering from Vermont Bean for several years,
and they've been very slow the last two years. It seemed like they
shipped things out this year based on who had called to complain
lately. Luckily I had leftover seed from last year for most things.
Our order this year was staggered in 5-6 seperate mailings from them!
And it was not a large order as we obtained most of our seeds from other
sources. OTOH, they sent us a large quantity of free peas described
only as "experimental". LOL. I hope they get over their problems as
they have always been one of my favorite suppliers.
That happened to us last year, when we received about six different
shipments. They said the reason for the delays was a fire in a
warehouse somewhere that destroyed a lot of seed. Shipping costs must
have killed them, which is probably why this year it took forever for
us to get our seeds, but they did come in one package.
I wish they'd tell what the experimentals are, so if they do well, you
can look for them next year. We always order enough to get the free
peas, beans, and corn.
Same here, but we're at least checking out some other catalogs before
next year. As I understand it, Vermont Bean has been involved in a
merger/buy-out with Jung's and Shumway's sometime in the last few
years, and I wonder if business is getting lost in the shuffle.
You have no cause to be snarky; purple, edible podded pole beans are
hardly ubiquitous. I *have* searched every one of our 60-70 garden
catalogues as well as google w/o much luck. Mayhap you were unaware
that some varieties of purple and red are not really edible podded. We
already, in fact, purchased and planted one type only to find out later
it is not an edible pod. I was hoping someone here had experience they
might kindly share. Obviously your experience falls in another realm,
Prince Charming. (:P
Had you not lied about googling "numerous" varieties, I'd give you
slightly more credibility. If you want to be constructive, then I am
glad to talk with you. If not, then find another target because I see
no need to reinforce your fractiousness.
Look, I don't want to belabor this but the sighs and the chiding were
entirely unnecessary and rude behavior. In addition, I do not like to
be taken out of context. What I said BEFORE I asked that question was
this: "I just love purple beans (they turn green when you cook them).
But all I have been able to find are the bush type."
Don't you think the phrase, "all I have been able to find" suggests that
I had already done some looking? If I had repeatedly asked fundamental
questions in this NG, obviously without taking time to research them on
my own, then you might have had some cause for irritation. But I have
not done that. In addition, since I recently started posting again to
RGE, I have done my best to contribute. I think my post just found you
in an off mood. However, being fellow gardeners, I am more than willing
to gracefully accept your apology and put this matter aside.
. :: offers a handshake ::
I will go root away
The noisome weeds which without
The soil's fertility from wholesome
~~~Shakespeare, Richard II
My comment is aimed at whoever feels that rudeness is acceptable and normal
behaviour on usenet. Rudeness is not necessary or acceptable anywhere. I do
not think you are the one who said it was.
Canada Zone 5a
United States Zone 3a
Near Ottawa, Ontario
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