The regal and versitile Pinto
Beautiful white flowers attract bees and other insects.
Pinto beans drying on the vine – nearly ready to harvest the dried Pinto seed within.
Our beans can grow up to 3-4 metres tall. We use iron construction mesh to support their growth.
The fresh beans can be eaten raw (and I often do) or steamed to accompany any meal. Absolutely delectable.
The seeds swell in size when germinated. Cook for about an hour or until they melt in your mouth. Great in Mexican dishes. Scrumptious.
Some of the seeds we produce.
These are Pinto seeds with the green arrows pointing.
See all our seeds here
Our garden security systems and cover crops during the winter
Temperature is now right to plant bean seeds directly into the ground.
Even more protection from unwanted pests with Mantis Security Services
A powerful bee attractor and cover crop – buckwheat – even saved some of those amazing tetrahedral seeds for next year.
Winter chia seed also attracted lots of bees with these beautiful violet flowers.
Sunflowers provide a natural trellis for beans to climb up
So now summer is on the door step and it’s late october in Armidale and we are waiting for an optimal soil temperature of around 18C to plant the bean seeds.