April 3, 2016
New Albany Ohio 43054
April 4, 2016
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Yes, hyacinth beans are toxic when raw, but so are lima beans, red kidney beans and many other types of beans. To be safe, all beans should be adequately cooked before ingesting them. If you have pets that have a tendency to munch, gnaw, and chew on plants, then you'll want to find a way to keep them away from hyacinth beans.
Yes, you can cascade the hyacinth bean from a hanging basket.
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The raw beans are know to be poisonous.
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There is a good chance that your seeds are quite viable.
Heirloom seeds, or seeds passed down are wonderful to garden with.
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Are there different species of the hyacinth bean vine? I purchased bean seeds from Park Seed in the fall of 2015 and didn’t get the results I expected. The vine flowered a little too early and the height is only approx 5 feet. The leaves are “distorted.”
Please see attachment pics from vines that I grew in Connecticut a couple of seasons ago. This is what I expected from the seeds I purchased last fall from Park Seed to plant in Tennessee, which is where I live now. I got disappointing results this year. I wish I had the seeds from the pods that I grew in Connecticut; unfortunately, I couldn’t harvest them for several reasons.
Question: can I get the “large vine” seeds? Is there such a thing?
Thank you very much.
There are many different varieties of Hyacinth Beans.
Moonshadow is a favorite grown by many, this variety was grown by Thomas Jefferson.
Search for 'heirloom Hyacinth Bean seeds'.
Hyacinth Bean Vines can have little to no flowers if the nitrogen level is too high or you fertilize with too high of a nitrogen ratio fertilizer. Hyacinth Bean plants produce their own nitrogen so additional fertilizer is not usually needed.
They also do not tend to produce many flowers in summer, but will began bloom when the weather cools in late summer, early autumn.
Full sun is needed for a healthy, happy blooming vine.
Here is a link with more information.