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…
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24 Responses to Beans, winged and long… and nuts of the pea-type…

  1. rainfield61 says:

    How poor are the winged beans to have gone through the winter.They groaned.You overlooked.

  2. Jay says:

    I have grown the long beans many times. They do very well here in Tucson.

  3. Stephanie says:

    Everything you grow will just grow! You made gardening really simple 😉 Btw I love omelette with long beans as well.

  4. Malar says:

    200 pods are a lot! This year I had very bad harvest of everthing! The winged beans that I planted 2 months ago keep growing without any flowers! sigh!

  5. Liz says:

    The winged beans look fabulous. How do you prepare them?

  6. Cat says:

    I so enjoy seeing the beautiful images of what you gather from your fields. Just makes me happy!

  7. Robbie Palm says:

    I am so envious! Those peanuts look so interesting to grow and yummy. I am allergic to them( only peanuts, not other nuts-crazy) so I would never be able to grow them…darn , darn! :-)I am always interested in growing things from other places. If I can just get them to grow and save the seed they may adapt to my area–the hard part is to make it happen. I 'm kind of stubborn–hate to give up.. It seems you have the ability to make it happen. Great pictures+ yummy food!robbie:-)

  8. As always, an unusual and gorgeous variety of things from your garden! How do you cook with the winged beans, what do they look like inside?

  9. Jeannie Tay says:

    I just scrolled through your past posts and admiring your wild grapes harvest! I too like to cook longbeans omellete which is quite common here I am sure you know:) Great with rice or porridge!

  10. Lrong says:

    They groaned… I wept…

  11. Lrong says:

    Thank you, Jay, for dropping by my blog… am glad to hear that the long beans do thrive at Tuscon…

  12. Lrong says:

    Steph… am just enjoying what I am doing… the touching and the connecting with the soil… the failures… the struggles… and the sweetness of being able to harvest even a bit of the veggies…

  13. Lrong says:

    Yes, accumulative harvest of 200 over pods from 4 plants… hang on with your plant… they should be flowering soon…

  14. Lrong says:

    My missus simply boil them lightly, and we take them mixed with other salads…

  15. Lrong says:

    Thank you very much, Cat, for your compliments… I derive a lot of joy from doing just that…

  16. Lrong says:

    You had me smiling… and grinning for many minutes, Robbie… sorry to hear about your allergy to peanuts… I am lucky that I can enjoy eating them, so far… I love to try to growing things from faraway places too… but the tendency is for me to fail… 🙂

  17. Lrong says:

    Thank you for your compliment… we take them lightly boiled, with some light sauces… they are very crunchy to chew… well, they have some seeds inside, and they are quite 'meaty', should I say… perhaps I shall put up a picture of their insides one day…

  18. Lrong says:

    Yes, the wild grapes are really lovely… besides having a 'novelty' feeling to it… you can't buy these things from the stores… agree with you on the omelet thingy with rice or porridge… urrmmm…

  19. Matron says:

    I've never seen peanuts growing before! Thank you for sharing. You might just have inspired me to try it for myself.

  20. Robbie Palm says:

    Wishing you a blessed New Year in 2013!Happy Gardening-robbie:-)

  21. Lrong says:

    I believe you will certainly enjoy growing and eating it… good luck…

  22. Lrong says:

    Likewise Robbie, wishing you and your loved ones good health and happiness in the new year… and happy gardening too…

  23. Mom on Blog says:

    Hmm, is this why my wing beans from Malaysian seed do not succeed? I will follow your lead and buy seed from local supplier. You have inspired me to grow peanuts this year. Daughter loves long beans so will grow them too

  24. Lrong Lim says:

    Hi… Good idea to source the seeds locally… and peanuts, homegrown, is simply so delicious… good luck with the long beans too… btw, do you have a blog? I can't seem to find your blog address…

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