I purchased the Fall Seed Collection for some container gardening this autumn and have been very pleased with the results. Germination rate was fantastic and I had to do much more thinning than I usually do from store-bought seeds. The little growing guide helped with varieties I haven't grown before (hello, kohlrabi). All of my plants are hardy and healthy and I'm already enjoying the early harvests. Looking forward to maturity on the longer growers. Will be buying the Granny's kitchen garden pack for spring. Thanks so much!
I planted several varieties over the past couple years. These have been the most reliable producers so far. Averaged 10-15 lbs. one larger one about 20. Nothing remotely close to 40 lbs. that’s ok. Huge ones are a pain to break down.
I planted a whole bunch of this to attract bees and butterflies. It grows like crazy. However I protected the seed with hay because my first round died because of the hot Florida sun and lack of rain lately.
We started these indoors in January. We transplanted them twice and finally out to our raised bed (full coastal sun). The plant is massive and the tomatoes are TASTY! The best little tomatoes we have ever had. We will likely plant them in a separate bed next year since they grow to such a large size and can crowd out other plants.
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Provider Bush Bean Seeds
Provider (50 days)
Introduced by Dr. Hoffman of South Carolina around 1965.
Maroon colored beans. Once was a white seeded variety, but not sure it still exists anymore in the seed trade.
Snap bean for home gardens, local market, shipping fresh and for freezing. 15-17" vines, bushy, sturdy, and strong roots.
Pods round to heart-shaped, straight, 5-1/4", fleshy, low fiber, stingless, and medium dark green.
Excellent for cool soil emergence for early season or cool coastal climates. Though it has a concentrated early set, it does provide for longer than many bush snap beans.
Good flavor and high yields. Widely adaptable.
***In our taste test people said provider was more firm, crisp, sweet and had a true "bean" flavor compared to other bush beans. People also said because provider was more firm they would use them in casseroles or boiled w/red potatoes.
A great canning variety as it holds its form and doesn't become mushy/soggy. The true "beany" flavor of this heirloom really shines when canned. No tin can taste here! It will remind you of picking summer beans while cuddled by the winter fireplace.
Resistant to common and NY15 bean mosaic and pod mottle viruses, and is tolerant to powdery mildew
Provider is Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region. FL, KS, NY, OR, TX