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Organic Vegetable Seeds, Soldier Dry Bean, heirloom seeds from our farm in handmade seed packets, vegetable garden, gardening supplies

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Handmade seed packets filled with organic, open pollinated, heirloom seeds grown and collected by hand on our small scale farm. A beautiful and loving gift for both expert and aspiring gardeners, as well as a creative, environmentally conscious alternative to conventional seed.

Each seed packet you buy helps to support The Kirk Estate – the 19th century haunted farmhouse and surrounding property where I live that has been preserved for five generations. These photos were taken there. Our small scale farm is worked the old fashioned way; no chemicals, no petroleum intensive machines -only sustainable farming practices that help to improve the land, the environment, the wildlife, and the people. Thank you for your support of this time and effort intensive process. Your purchase is helping to make a difference. To learn more about us visit: www.thelittleragamuffin.com

photos by The Little Ragamuffin

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Phaseolus vulgaris
15+ seeds

Large drought-tolerant white kidney beans with red-brown soldier-like figures on the eyes. These dry beans make delicious baked beans.

Days to Germination: 8-10 days Germination may take two weeks or more if soil temperatures are below 60 F.
Days to Maturity: 90
Lifecycle: annual
Sunlight: full sun
Height: 2-3 ft
Spread: bush type 1-2 ft.
Bloom time: mid-summer, late-summer

How to plant: Do not plant until danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Germination is poor when soil temperature is below 60 F. Cold air temperatures (even above freezing) can injure plants and reduce yields. Soaking beans to hasten germination may damage seeds. Do not start seeds inside, as beans do not like to be transplanted. Plant beans 1" below the surface of the soil.

Beans require even moisture, about 1 inch per week, especially when flowering and developing pods. If you water, avoid wetting foliage, which encourages disease. Water early in the day so foliage dries quickly. To reduce disease spread, do not work among wet plants. Mulching after second set of true leaves develops helps retain moisture.

Do not use nitrogen fertilizers. Inoculating seed with rhizobium bacteria may increase yields, especially in soils where beans have not been grown before.
Pod set is often poor when temperatures exceed 90 F.
Deformed pods may be the result of lack of moisture, poor soil fertility or insect damage during blooming. A three-year rotation helps reduce some diseases.

If you have any questions feel free to ask.
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Organic Vegetable Seeds, Soldier Dry Bean, heirloom seeds from our farm in handmade seed packets, vegetable garden, gardening supplies

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