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Saturday, September 6, 2014

RUNNER BEAN : SEEDLING

From my trip last Saturday, I got two seeds of Runner bean.
Yes, when we stopped to take some pictures, I found  a Runner bean vine was climbing at the bamboo fence on the road side.
This plant was really interested me.
I have never seen the real plant before.


Then, I took two old-dry pods from the vine, and just got one seeds in the each pods.
Wow... interesting seeds.


When I arrived at home, I soaked the seeds for about a night.
Then I put the seeds on the plastic cups for seedling.


Look... here they are the seedlings today...


They grow so fast, and look so healthy.
I have noticed that the germination was different to other beans.


The roots grow intensively just on the a week.


I have never grown this plant before.
Actually I found this plant was grown on the upland area about 1,900 meters from sea level with average daily temperature is about 10-20 Celsius.
And now, they are grown on my garden at the elevation 300 meters from sea level.
Is the Runner bean adaptable to warm weather?
I don't know when is the best time to transplanting the seedling in to the ground.
Readers, if you have experience on growing runner bean, please give me tips or advice, what should I do later.
Thank you for sharing.
And have a wonderful weekend...

22 comments:

  1. Welcome Endah!
    I came back.
    In my country, a lot of the beans are grown.
    It is in white and such as in your photo.
    Beans are very rich in protein.
    The soup is great. After cooking, prepare it with fried onion and garlic.
    It is delicious.
    Greetings from Polish.
    Lucia

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    1. Thank you Lucia for this interesting lesson. You sharing me a lot of tips on gardening and cooking

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  2. Beans soot into compost. I need a long bamboo poles.
    He loves the heat. In my country the beans are planted after the frost so after May 15.
    Greetings.

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    1. That's an interesting information for me. Thank you for sharing. have a wonderful week.

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  3. The seeds look beautiful itself. Just wonder how the fresh bean looks like because I never heard of this plant before. May it grown succesfully, yet there have some photo to show off.

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    1. Thank you Kak Mala. I hope I will be success on growing this bean.

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  4. Wow ! That root growth was so fast! I grow runner beans here in the uk and plant them out after the risk of frost has gone. I am picking beans now and will do so for several weeks up to the first frost. I love the seeds, they are so unusual!

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    1. This bean is really unusual for me, as a new thing there are so much lesson that I have to learn about.

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  5. I grow this type of bean in my climate. It has red flowers and lots of hanging pods with these beautiful black and purple seeds. I don't know whether this bean likes warmer climates, you'll have to see for yourself :)

    Have a nice day!

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    1. Mine and yours may have the same variety. The flower is red. I hope I can pick the beans from these little plants soon.

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  6. You are so right....those beans are impressive! Like magic beans! Look how large they have grown already!!! I can't wait to see what they do in your garden! Happy gardening this week! Nicole xo

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    1. Thank you Nicole. Every time is an interesting moment when I notice plant growth.

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  7. Salam Endah,

    The pink bean so cute! Macam telur burung :)

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    1. Slam Honey,
      You're right... look like bird's eggs.

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  8. These runner bean seeds are beautiful on its own, the colours......Exciting that the seedlings grow so fast. We can grow these too in our climate. I am looking forward to see how they do in your climate. Anyway, they had already a good start.

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    1. Thank you Janneke, I hope this is the real good start.

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  9. They look so healthy! I hope they'll adjust to your weather!

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    1. Thank you Magali. I hope so, they will love our warm weather.

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  10. I made a comment earlier bit it seems to have gone missing. When I was teaching we grew runner beans in jam jars so the children could observe germination and growth of roots and shoots.

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    1. Yes, It must be so interesting! When I was in high school, we did the similar observation, but we used 'kacang merah' seeds (Phaseolus vulgaris). But the type of germination is different.

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  11. cepat sekali ya tumbuhnya,, sepertinya pohonnya juga akan tumbuh besar,

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    1. Ya, saya pun agak kaget melihat perkembangannya yang sangat pesat, semogap pertumbuhannya tetap bagus sampai berbuah nanti

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