Snake Bean (standard Green)

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Other Names:
Yardlong Bean
Basic Growing Tips:
  • Grows in most soil conditions
  • Best grown in warmer conditions
  • Don't over feed - moderate fertiliser only
  • Grows best in full sun
  • Heirloom variety
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  1. Mark

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  2. Joseph Isaac

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    I love this veggie! I remember when I was a 10 and my dad would plant it! We usually cook snake beans with coconut milk and smoked fish, sometimes with soy sauce and vinegar much like "Adobo". I would make this the top 5 on my list this month after mushrooms, okra, bitter gourd and sunflowers. I hope they grow well this time. It's rainy season now in my place.
     
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    Adding some vinegar sounds like a good way to eat them - I haven't tried that. We've used soy though (regularly) and this is sometimes all I need when eating Asian food.

    We love asian style food and living in a subtropical climate it's easy to grow things like coriander, lemongrass, limes, chillies, ginger, etc with just a few of these ingredients one can make a tasty plus very healthy meal.
     
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    I bought two yard long bean plants last summer and only managed to harvest 1 single bean, before I killed the plants - possibly over watered it I think. Anyway, I dried the single lone bean for seed and I planted those seeds out today , next to a new makeshift trellis that I put together last week for my yellow passion fruit vine that has outgrown its container and that I have now placed in a big square container, with the makeshift trellis behind it.

    Hopefully I won't kill the plants this time around and will finally get harvest enough beans to eat.
     
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  5. Mark Seaton

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    I just read this article and am glad they are nice to eat as I ordered some seed to grow this year. I was inspired by the video you did where you had peanuts growing, I love peanuts but until that video never even thought about how they grew, so went online and found a seed supplier and while I was there I decided to order a few more " different" things to try. This snake bean was one.
    Trouble is I have got that many different seeds that are all wanting to be planted out in spring that I am going to need some more raised garden beds
     
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