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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:34 pm    Post subject: Rotation of the earth ? Reply with quote

Planted runner beans last April some have finally reached the top of 8 foot canes, the others are half way up, but all (30) spiral up the cane's from left upwards to right, is this due to the rotation of the earth If so do they grow the opposite way in the southern hemesphere ???
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting. But there wouldn't be much of a coriolis effect on runner beans, I think. Perhaps all your runner bean seeds were right-handed?

Best ask in an Aussie gardening forum, I suppose.

And let us know the answer.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very interesting, I'm going out now to look at my runner beans as I trained some of them by hand.................. Surprised
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep!
They're all growing from left to right up the canes, branches, string and each other. White arsed Bumble bees are doing their job this morning also. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

they possibly follow the sun?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is possibly the sun they follow. I've actually tried to train some the opposite direction for tidyness, they always return to the left - right direction.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:38 pm    Post subject: left to right and follow the sun Reply with quote

You guys have me totally confused with your left to right. Does that mean they spiral upwards clockwise or anti-clockwise. I'l ask that differently. Do they go form left to right at the 'front' of the cane and right to left 'behind' it. I need to know as I always twine my tomatoes anticlockwise and have done since a nipper. Have I been doing it wrong for over half a century?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Left to right around a pole would, I imagine, be anti-clockwise and if so, would be going around in the opposite direction to the sun.

I think someone should ask in an Aussie forum. Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation

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