Thai purple yard long beans really are amazing

yard long beans

They grow like the seed company said they would, and produce a lot of beans.  And we can’t eat flowers, but these pretty little orchid-like flowers just make you smile.

They didn’t look very exciting in June and July, slow to get started.  Maybe they just had to get better established than other beans I’ve grown, or maybe once the really hot weather hit that was their type of climate.

Now there are 3 people I’ve talked to about them who want seeds, and we’ll be saving some for each of them, and some for next year, when we’ll grow these again.  Love those heirloom plants: save seeds, plant seeds, get the same plants back next year.

yard long beans

 

Thai purple yard long beans

20 responses to “Thai purple yard long beans really are amazing

    • Aren’t they so pretty? You can get the seeds from Baker Creek. The beans can be sauteed or just cooked, and taste pretty good. If you put them in soup, your soup might get purple, cos when you cook them the water turns purple. They’re fun, and so interesting to see growing. People around here have never seen anything like it, and now several others will grow some too when we share some seeds.

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