A purple takeover.

This thing is insane.

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4 comments on “A purple takeover.

  1. Shannon says:

    Is that the cowpea? Or the long bean? I don’t recognize the flower. I’ll bet the bees love it.

    • plumdirt says:

      It’s a “green bean” according to a neighboring gardener whose beans sowed it last year as a volunteer in my plot this year. She says that’s all they call it in India. It’s not a long bean or a cowpea. It looks related to a hyacinth bean. Crescent moon flat pods that you saute like snow peas, or let ripen and pop the black beans from inside and soak and saute those. It sure doesn’t mind the heat or lack of water (I mostly neglected that corner in August.)

      • Shannon says:

        Beans are so underrated here in Texas. They do well in just about any soil type, fix nitrogen for future crops, and do fine without the drip irrigation thing. My kind of veggie.

      • plumdirt says:

        Same! I have fall’s harvest sprouting now and I’m finally remembering to succession sow so I don’t have a feast and famine cycle again.

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