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Barlotto beans - to freeze or not to freeze

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 15:47

Thanks all for your replies

hmm - growing tips.  Planted then out into raised beds as young plants after the first frost, then pretty much ignored them until last weekend.  Nearly lost them to black fly early on but once the ladybirds moved in all was fine.  In fairness though I live in Luxembourg so our summers are a little better.  But we still had a shocking spring!!!

I've been informed by an Italian colleague that it's barlotti as barlotto is singular - you learn something new every day

She took some fresh ones off my hands and says they're delicious in soups.

 

thanks again

katy

Barlotto beans - to freeze or not to freeze

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 20:44

Hi

Today I harvested all my barlotto beans from the garden - I've got tonnes of them!

I plan to dry then fully before storing, but I need to know if I need to freeze them first.  I read somewhere that you need to freeze them for 48 hours before drying, otherwise next spring I'm likely to get lots of creatures hatching out of them.

Has anyone heard of this?

is it necessary?

should I pod and then freeze, or freeze and then pod?

Thank

Katy

Chilli plants - keep or chuck and start again next year?

Posted: 30/09/2012 at 18:10
Thanks all.
Might chuck most but keep a few.

Chilli plants - keep or chuck and start again next year?

Posted: 30/09/2012 at 12:48
Hi We've just had our first, so it's time to bring in our chilli and pepper plants from our unheated polytunnel. The problem I have is not enough room in the house to keep all of the plants through the winter. So my question is, is it worth the hassle of trying to keep chilli and pepper plants over winter, or should I just compost the lot and sow fresh next spring? What are the advantages of keeping them? Thanks!
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Barlotto beans - to freeze or not to freeze

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Chilli plants - keep or chuck and start again next year?

Is it worth overwintering chilli plants in the house? 
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