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August 04, 2008


judy mcgary

Hi Cynthia,

I'm curious about "all bean flowers being edible". I thought that the Castor bean plant would be an exception, since the leaves on this plant are toxic. Can you elaborate on this a bit, so that children will not sample beans from this plant, if it's bean is also toxic? Thank you Cynthia, Judy (Doe Run Farm, Tn.)

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Mike, we get those from Renee's Garden Seeds.


Could you please tell me where I can find seed for the painted lady beans you grow ? Thanks Mike


These are such beautiful friend grew them last year and the vines got 6-8 feet tall!




Matron prides herself on not growing flowers, but when I look hard at vegetable flowers they are just so beautiful. I have runner bean flowers in white, cream, salmon and red at the moment - stunning!

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I don't think I have told you how much i love your website! Thank you so much. I have a plethora of soon to be ripened tomatoes because I followed just a quarter of your fabulous instructions. Thank you!


they really are beautiful.

If you close your eyes and eat the different flowers, can you tell the difference between the colors?


I never knew you could eat bean flowers! Don't you just love how vegetables are a constant surprise?

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