May has seen me germinate the climbing bean and dwarf bean seeds I made last summer.
The results have been stunning.
29/30 Cobra bean seeds sown on 6th May germinated within 7 days and the plants were so vigorous, I potted them on before planting 20 out in the garden on 23rd May.
The Cupidon dwarf beans sown on 15th May showed 36/36 germinating within 5 days:
Of course, the ultimate test of seed saving is the quality of crop produced.
But early signs suggest that saving your own bean seeds is well worth it.