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No they are actually just regular green beans (not cow peas/crowder peas/field peas/cream peas/what ever you want to call them!). They are called "Royal Purple". They turn a pretty gross gray color when you cook them unfortunately! They are sooo easy to harvest since you can't spot them easily unlike the green ones that tend to hide!

Last year we grew purple hull peas at the farm. The pods do have a purple streak on them and the "eye" is purple but nothing like these guys!
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Ok...those are basically what we call the purple hull beans up here. And yeah, they do turn a really nasty gray/clay color when you cook em...but they sure are good!!!

We grew some red hull beans last year...and, once you freeze or can them, they turn green. Kinda weird.

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I know this thread is old but I just wanted to say that (being a newer avid gardener) I was nodding my head at the pictures of the lovely harvests.... then happened to notice the dates.
Then had to go back and look a the previous pictures and take a look at those dates.

Oh. My. Word.

If I didn't love the snow so much I would say I absolutely HAVE to move down south!! Here it is the end of August and I've only really been getting produce the last two months!

You are getting produce (likely) near year round? That's almost enough to give up my love of snow especially considering how much organic produce up here costs during the "off" months.

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Curious, down in Texas, where TM is, they do garden almost year round. Here in TN, we have to take a break in the winter months, but DH is about to sow some turnips and kale, if he's not already done it. I think I'm going to have to at least freeze some turnip greens this year. I love greens with pepper sauce over them, or with bacon grease poured over them.

Come about Nov, everything will get plowed under, and left to compost till about April or May.

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If we can ever figure out where we wish to settle down so we can buy a place..... I'm seriously going to look into ways to extend the growing season (greenhouses, row covers, cold frames, etc.)

There's a couple books by Elliot Coleman about the subject. They've been on my wishlist for awhile but I haven't actually had the chance to read them yet. They get good reviews tho.

Four Season Harvest: Organic Vegetable Garden

The Winter Harvest Handbook: Year Round Vegetable Production

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Do you have the books yet or just on your wishlist?

You'll have to let us know how it works out if/when you are able to try out what they tell you to do. I'd love to have a nice greenhouse, but, don't think that will happen unless we eventually buy this place.

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