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Monday, 12 November 2018

Growing Winged Beans Or 4 Angled Beans In My Garden.

One day at the plant nursery, I picked up a packet of winged beans or 4 angled beans seeds because I wanted to grow them in my garden. Locally, we also called these beans "kacang botol". These beans can be eaten raw as one of the ingredients for salad or as "ulam" (local salad) with spicy dried shrimp paste. They are best eaten when they are tender and freshly plucked.

These beans are rich in protein, vitamins, minerals and fiber. And I have also read that every part of the plant is edible. So far I have only eaten the beans and I love the crunchiness of the beans. I have not tried consuming other parts of the plants.
 Winged beans plant is easy to grow.
It will take some time for it to flower.
 Initially the flowers will keep dropping without bearing any beans.
 One morning I spotted this bean.
 Then more beans appeared.
 Once they are over matured, they are tough.
 These are the first 3 beans harvested.
I missed 2 beans well hidden by the leaves and they were too old to harvest. I left them be so I can used the seeds for future use. Some friends have booked the seeds in advance.
 Can you see 2 French beans (from US) in the above picture.
This specie was given to me by a friend. I hope to get some seeds from these 2 French beans and hope that they will do better than this.
 I harvested one of the French beans to try and it was good.
One of the many harvests from my garden.
These will be enough for 2 people.
As usual, I choose the easiest and simplest recipe.
I rinsed these beans under running tap water.
 Using my hand to break these beans into pieces.
No need to use knife or the cutting board.
 I blanched them in boiling water with some oil added to the water.
Then I sprinkled some sambal hae bee on the blanched beans.
(Sambal hae bee is spicy fried dried shrimp with chilies, etc.)
Thanks to a friend who blessed me with this sambal hae bee.

"Amen!" they said.
"Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving,
and honor, and power, and might,
be to our God forever and forever. Amen!"
(Revelation 7:12, The Living Bible-TLB)

50 comments:

  1. I do see the french beans. Why are these called Winged Beans? They are very frilly and fancy looking!

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    1. I think it is because of the 4 sides of frilly wings.

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  2. Yummy. Love this kind of cooking but I seldom cook winged beans since no one like it other than me.

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    1. Yes, we mothers rather cook those that our family loves.

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  3. Lovely to see those winged beans hanging.

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    1. Thank you, Ruxana! It is a joy to harvest them too!

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  4. Hello Nancy!
    I haven’t seen those beans before!
    So different than ours here!But they look so yummy!
    Lovely photos ! Have a lovely week!
    Dimi...

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    1. Thank you, DIMI! I am sure your beans taste good too.

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  5. I have not tasted winged beans before

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    1. They are crunchy and taste good even when eaten raw.

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  6. What a bountiful harvest! Your very own organic farming greens, delicious and nutritious.

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    1. Thank you, Phong Hong! I am now more into growing edibles.

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  7. Wah, well done! Your vegetable garden has more and more variety of vegetables now. So healthy to grow your own vegetables!

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    1. Thank you, Mun! Slowly transforming my garden into edible garden.

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  8. Since you can just break them without cutting, I can imagine how super-fresh the beans are!

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    1. Yes, Stacy! They are super fresh and tender!

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  9. La planta se ve saludable y con mucho verdor. Deben saber sabrosas recién cogidas de las plantas, ellas tienen todas las propiedades nutritivas.

    Besos

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  10. ...looks like this one could take over the garden.

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    1. Yes, Tom! If I don't control the creeping vines, it will go all over my garden.

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  11. Beautiful plants, they look delicious!

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  12. I have never seen or heard of winged beans, interesting. Of course French beans grow well here, but I alwasy sow the bush variety rather than the climbers as they create shade over my veg garden when too tall. Enjoy your week Diane

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    1. Thank you, Diane! I rather have bush plants instead of climbers too.

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  13. Love your Bible Verse at the end of your post.
    Nice pics.

    Ann
    https://roomsofinspiration.blogspot.com/

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  14. Lovely post dear! Have a great week! xx

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  15. I haven't come across this type of beans before.

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  16. I've never seen these kinds of beans before. I would love to try them.

    Have a fabulous day and week, Nancy. ♥

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    1. You will love these beans. Have a fabulous day and week too!

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  17. First I have never heard of these beans but I am not a fan of beans at all

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  18. Among the items my parents grew in their garden were beans, mostly of a kind that weren't readily available in the stores. They were the last vegetable they were growing past retirement- until the deer got in one year and picked the plants clean. Dad said that was the last time he'd ever plant vegetables.

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    1. So far nothing or no one is after my beans. Hope it stays that way.

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  19. I've never seen this bean.. but it looks interesting..

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    1. Thank you, Krishna! They are very tasty too!

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  20. flowers of Winged beans plant look very beautiful.
    great for you to grow own vegetable.

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  21. Por aquí no hay de esa variedad y me gustaría. Un beso.

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  22. NO LAS CONOZCO SERAN DE CLIMAS CALIDOS.
    PRECIOSAS PLANTAS.
    SALUDITOS

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