Purple King climber beans
Fast growers, very hardy and flavoursome.
These are the most prolific growers in any of the soil conditions in the garden. Last year they gave 2 crops in one season with the extended summer. Recently tried some of the dried beans I had stored away. They were delicious and reminiscent of kidney beans in both size and colour.
An experiment to see how high they would go – unstoppable. And they are producing beans at this height. By the way these plants are growing out of pots!!
And finally from last year’s crop of purple climbers – soaked for 12 hours, germinated for 48 hours. They were then cooked for several hours. They went much darker after being cooked. Almost like red kidney beans. Delicious and much reduced in anti-nutrients because of the important soaking and especially the germinating stages. No farting from these babies!!
Some of the seeds we produce.
These are Purple King 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.
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.