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Of Cowpeas, Butterbeans and Okra

By farmerdill
August 4, 2015

August here in Georgia is tough on vegetables.Triple-digit temps drive us all to seeking a little shade. The spring vegetables are long gone, summer vegetables are going into intermission, snd corn is in the freezer. But there are a few that love it, the foremost being cowpeas, butter beans, and okra.

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Name: Leon
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Aug 3, 2015 6:48 PM CST
We grow green snap beans here called 'Contender'. The pictures in the article all look very tempting, especially the butter beans. And they all look very colorful & appetizing. Something to think about for next year's vegetable garden. There's nothing like home grown! Good article! Thumbs up
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Aug 3, 2015 8:47 PM CST
I agree ~ good article and I really appreciate the suggestions for the ones that work best for your heat. Thank you...
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Name: Dillard Haley
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Aug 4, 2015 5:30 AM CST
Thanks : Leon, I trial lots of snap beans. Contender has been my control variety since the 70's. There is no better all around snap bean. There are are a few that excel in specific areas like production or visual appeal . Snap beans are a spring and fall crop here. Finished by July. Just planted the fall crop yeasterday. Igloo and you guessed it Contender.
Name: Rita
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Aug 4, 2015 10:43 AM CST
I too found this article very informative and well written. I just don't grow any of those top three mentioned.
Name: Linda
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Aug 5, 2015 1:01 PM CST
You are soooooooooooooo right about Contender! Hurray! Hurray!

I grew three varieties of snap beans for the first time this season: Strike, KY Blue Lake, & Contender. While Strike was the most prolific on a tiny bush, the flavor was too mild. I much prefer the "beany" robust flavor of the Contenders! Will be growing them again this weekend.

Hugs! Lovey dubby
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