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growing 'exotic' veg. in the UK

(4 Posts)
Fennel Thu 28-Feb-19 18:29:49

Not really exotic, but we used to grow Tarbes beans in France. They grow on the vine, and are left there until they dry up in late summer. Then you pod them.
They're a bit like butter beans but the skins are much softer and they're much more tender. Good for casseroles. and very expensive.
Do you think they could be grown in 'northern climes'?
I realise the soil is relevant too.

M0nica Fri 01-Mar-19 09:15:34

Why not? You can but try and see if it works. Possibly grow under plastic or in a green house.

RosieLeah Fri 01-Mar-19 09:44:25

Yes, you really need a greenhouse. However, if you have patio doors facing south, it might be possible to grow them in a large pot. I grow tomatoes on my kitchen windowsill, which faces south. It's also easy to give them the care they need.

EllanVannin Fri 01-Mar-19 10:44:04

I'm sure you could grow many tropical plants in this country under the right conditions, etc.