Long, bean-like pods appear after the plant has flowered. Seeds are about the size of a navy bean and are dark with a white spot. Plant grows very rapidly. Can be grown on a trellis or used as a ground cover.
I believe this is a Hyacinth Bean Vine.
Called Hyacinth Bean or Lablab. Very tasty/healthy and popular in India and far east.
Can I use Miracle gro feeder on Hyacinth bean vine and morning glory vine?
Although both these vines are fairly vigorous growers and do not generally require much in the way of fertilizer, you can give them a little in the beginning of the growing season to give them a jump. Miracle Gro should be fine as long as it is a balanced type or has a higher phosphorus content. One with too much nitrogen will only result in rampant vine growth with little to no flowering. Higher phosphorus helps with blooming.
I have been told to notch hyacinth beans vine seed pods and soak overnight before planting! Do you recommend this?
Yes, you can soak your seeds overnight before planting. You can notch them if you so desire.
Here are a couple of great articles to get you started.
Something is eating the leaves of my newly planted Hyacinth Bean Vine down to skeletons in the past two mornings. It's happening at night. I've checked several times throughout the day and there is nothing on them. There are marigolds planted near them and they are being eaten also. They are planted in a flower box raised two foot off the ground. There is Stevia, Summer Savory, and Lime Basil planted in the bed as well and they are untouched. I have searched for slug trails but found no trace of them. I cannot figure out what is eating them. I am at a loss as to what to do! Please help!!!
IT could still be slugs, or even snails, though it's unusual that they haven't went after your basil - this being a favorite. Should slugs/snails be the issue, these articles will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/facts-about-slugs-and-how-to-kill-garden-slugs.htm
If they appear to be cut, rather than chewed on, it could be cutworms. They also generally feed at night. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/get-rid-cutworms.htm
I have a retaining wall, 50ft long, 4-6 ft high. Do you plant on top with vine going down, or bottom with vine going up? I have no soil at bottom but could build a box to hold soil.
They would normally be grown on a trellis or support of some kind.
I see no reason why planting them to trail down the wall would not work.
Purple Hyacinth Bean Vine is an annual, so if it does not work this year, change it up for next year.
Here is a link.
My hyacinth bean vines are flowering but not showing pods and yielding no fruit. Why? This is my 10th year to grow them from their seeds but this year no pods and no beans. What's going on?
It is not unusual for the plant to not set pods until quite late in the season.
I would be patient and wait. Harvest the pods and seeds right before the first frost.
Your article on hyacinth bean seeds was very helpful. It said to harvest them before the first frost. However, we had an early light frost, before the seedpods had time to shrivel up. How does a frost impact the seeds? And how can you tell which pods are brown from the frost and which are brown from drying up naturally? Some seeds look shriveled and some look normal. (I've attached photos.) I am going to be selling seeds for a fundraiser and want to make sure I pick ones that are viable. Please tell me what to look for. Thank you.
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A light frost most likely would not effect the seed viability.
Allow the seed pods to dry and remove the seeds from the pods.