Friday, December 7, 2012

Beans, winged and long... and nuts of the pea-type...

Tried to grow for three seasons, winged beans from seeds taken back from Malaysia...
But no cigar... just as the plants began to flower, winter came along and killed them all...
Could it be that these these beans are too used to the perennial summer conditions in Malaysia so much so that they could not adapt to the changing seasons in Japan?
Finally purchased some seeds from a dealer in Japan...
And woah, the accumulative harvest came to about 200 pods...
Meanwhile, long bean seeds taken back from Malaysia coped very well with conditions here...
For many seasons, they have been fruiting quite profusely...
Sometimes, my missus cooked these long beans omelet styled...
They taste good, I must say...
Peanuts... yeap, I love growing them... and of course, eating them too...
Last summer, had three plots of them...
Forgot to weigh the harvest but it was quite substantial by our standards...
Am enjoying the nuts bit by bit these days...